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15 Minutes (2001)
15 Minutes is a movie starring Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, and Kelsey Grammer. A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.
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The Synopsis for 15 Minutes (2001) 720p
When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story."
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Reviewed byVote: 2.5/4/10
I had wondered about seeing this, it looked like sliced and packaged violence with no meaning, but that is just not the real scoop here. DeNiro and Burns are sharp in this 'sleeper' hit of 2001!! This film, by writer /director John Herzfeld, ( Two Days In The Valley -1996 ) is a look at the way the media moves in and out of important news dealing with crimes and murder. Often times as this film depicts, crimes become glamorized if the perpetrator(s) are beautiful, handsome or interesting in some way. As though the justice system, that needs fixing, can be bought and sold, in regard to social status, money or fame, even infamy.
These two European men, Slovak and partner Razgul travel to the U.S. to make a new and popular life for themselves seeking riches and fame---carried on the backs of others, becoming ' victims' for their own aggrandizement a perverted pursuit of Freedom and power.
Through the city itself, tracking these two foreign madmen, Burns and DeNiro's characters are right in the way of death, putting their lives on the line to catch the two 'MTV /Jackass, Faces of death' deranged fans looking to pave a career way, from the demise of others. Robert works hard and convincingly in this, as the officer and Burns is good as a supporting man.
I say this is a white knuckle -fast action thrill ride that is great for action fans that love a biting and twisted story with a surprise end that leaves you knocked-out!! Plus I love the fact that I had a former female friend that was in this as a reporter in the crowd.
9 out of ten. There is only one reason that I gave this a 9 and not a ten. Watch it and you'll see.
I haven't read the critic's reviews but I heard that they didn't love it...however I did. Furthermore, I don't like or always trust most critics. Anyway, back to the matter at heart.
"15 Minutes" is a graphic, often disturbing, roller-coaster ride of a film which basically depicts how sleazy the media can be. The acting is SUPERB and the characters are very believable. DeNiro gives an outstanding performance as a famous local cop who is obviously well respected and good at what he does. Ed Burns is the local fire marshall who also does a wonderful job of acting humble to DeNiro's somewhat flamboyant character. The men who play the killers are INCREDIBLE actors who play sociopaths at their finest. Kelsey Grammar does a wonderful job as the sleazeball journalist who will do anything for a good story. While I didn't like his character, I loved to hate him, which is always a good thing.
There is a lot of graphic violence in this movie, which didn't bother me but may bother some. It is definitely not a movie for kids. The only problem I had with this film was it's cliched message. I mean, we already know that the media is sleazy, but what makes "15 Days" special is the way in which Grammar gets a hold of his sleazy footage. That, to me, was unique.
If you're a DeNiro fan don't miss this one.