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15 Minutes

action & adventure, thrillers


When a celebrity homicide detective and a brash, young fire marshal race against time to stop a pair of publicity seeking murderers, a high-profile newscaster buys videotapes of the gruesome crimes.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    33%
  • Audience Score
    38%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Exceptionally violent, intense DeNiro thriller.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the movie is exceptionally violent, with graphic murders, including the death of a character we care about. Interestingly, the most upsetting crime is broadcast to a television audience but not shown on-screen. The movie has strong language and sexual references, including prostitution. Characters drink, smoke, and steal.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how we determine who is responsible for violence and whether our society creates perverse incentives for those seeking their 15 minutes of fame. They should talk about what it is like to be famous. What are the positives? The negatives? .

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 9
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  • Audience

    38%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: "15 Minutes" is a cops-and-killers action movie naively intent on telling you things you already know about the societal pitfalls of tabloid media.

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Andy Warhol's theory gets yet another Hollywood workup in this slezy actioner, this time around with two foreign criminals as media-hungry badasses.

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Friday, May 26, 2006

Audience Reviews

0 star

15 Minutes is a piece of crap. This film was boring, uninspired garbage, some cast members were very bad, and couldn't act for shit. I'm refering to Karel Rode, terrible actor. I also feel that Deniro was misplaced in this. Almost every actor tries his best to elevate this piece of shit film, but to no avail. With terrible actors such as Roden, this film doesn't elevate itself out of it's mediocrity level. It worsens. 15 Minutes was a terrible film, one to avoid.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Monday, July 12, 2010

0 star

15 Minutes is a piece of crap. This film was boring, uninspired garbage, some cast members were very bad, and couldn't act for shit. I'm refering to Karel Rode, terrible actor. I also feel that Deniro was misplaced in this. Almost every actor tries his best to elevate this piece of shit film, but to no avail. With terrible actors such as Roden, this film doesn't elevate itself out of it's mediocrity level. It worsens. 15 Minutes was a terrible film, one to avoid.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Monday, July 12, 2010

1 star

15 minutes. That?s how long De Niro is in it for! Grammer is good but Burns is annoying as usual!

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 23, 2009