#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale.
Plot: In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.
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Masterpiece of human emotion
‘I tattooed ‘survive’ on my hand the night before I went away to prison. And I did. We do what we have to do to survive.’
I don’t think I can remember a film that has put me more on an emotive level with the main character as this film has. Edward Norton plays Monty Brogan he’s not the nicest of people by anyone’s standards and certainly no one you should feel sorry for. But having said that, I have never felt so sorry for the bad guy as I did watching this film. We watch the anguish of Monty during his last 24 hours on the ‘outside’ before he must go to prison for seven years, knowing completely what is in store for him on the ‘inside’.
Set in post 9/11 New York City, we are constantly reminded of humanity and the need to bond together and to make the most of the little time we have; as do Monty’s friends, including Jacob Elinsky (Hoffman), a confused and self-tortured school teacher who has strong feelings for one of the students in his class, Mary (Paquin of X-Men and The Piano fame). Although not about to die, Monty’s world is about to turn severely bad, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Norton’s performance made me feel nervous and quite scared on his behalf, almost to the point of feeling nauseous. It made me want to forgive him, forget about his crimes and let him go (he seemed sorry for what he did he was no longer a drug dealer he was trying to make an effort). His performance worked. He had successfully transformed the criminal figure into your best mate and buddy, perhaps even yourself, and you genuinely feel sorry for him.
Director Spike Lee’s films usually deal with African-American themes, so it came as a surprise to me to find that this film was something very different proving that Lee’s talent extends across multiple genres and styles.
I highly recommend 25th Hour, not just for the brilliant story, but for the emphatic feelings the film imparts on the viewer.
Rated too high
***Spoilers**** Spike usually doesn’t make bad movies, he makes decent ones, and then you have the REALLY nice ones (Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever).
25th Hour felt half eaten OVER-GLAZED donut somebody bought from New York that was chucked into the garbage bin from last weekend. Riddled with clichés, Hollywood stereotypes (Endless American flags and shots of firemen, all Eastern Europeans talk and act like how you’d expect them to be in Hollywood, there’s no difference between being Russian and Ukrainian, East Indians can’t be anything else other than cabbies, Irish people all drink and want to own bars, all stock brokers are stealing your money), an awfully lame dream sequence where “Old” Norton’s make-up was a joke, and “Grandma” Dawnson’s makeup was virtually nonexistent. The casting for their grown up children don’t even reflect the right mixture of races.
Far too many predictable boring subplots, all shot from your usual Spike Lee camera angles. Spike: “Oh! Look at me! I’ll create an interesting color palette by putting everyone in a nightclub so people will forget they’re watching another pointless scene”.
Now there’s nothing wrong with trying hard to make a good film but when the story is weak, you can’t make it any better by covering it up with a non-related backdrop. Putting two actors in a room where it overlooks the remains of the World Trade Center does not make their pseudo-philosophical yet very pointless dialog anywhere close to being interesting or actually philosophical; it’s just a sign of trying too hard to put an importance on some mindless rambling. Looks nice, but that’s about it.
Spike, in the past, has done a good job at taking jabs at racial issues. Issues that has to do with a film’s certain era. Here however, he throws in 5 minutes worth of racial slurring, even though it’s unrelated to the film’s eternity, for the sake of being dramatic. It’s almost as if he’s venting out his own prejudices on the big screen, then tells us “Hey I’m only joking!” by having Norton correct his own thoughts. All the hate added nothing to the already wafer thin film, it only sunk it down another notch.
I think Spike must have had some bad run in’s with people of other colors, especially the Koreans. In all his films he displays them as the “no-speaky-English” type who all own corner grocery stores. What did any of that have to do with Norton’s last day before prison? Older man is attracted to a teenager, some guy who is “evil” because he wears a suit to work and makes more money than your average joe, European immigrants are nothing but two dimensional criminals, cops are bad. Endless clichés, perhaps all this would have worked if the film was made 15 years ago but for something that’s from 2003, I expected a lot more from Spike.
I could go on and on but one thing that really bother me why are they everyone all so overly dramatic about Norton going to prison? 7 years is a long time but it’s definitely not a life-time. Prison is tough but the way they played it up, it felt like Norton was going to be executed.
This film was Luke-warm at best. And that’s on a very good day, where one is positive and generous with any movie. Overall 25th Hour does not amount to much, its runtime could have been perfectly compressed into a mere 25 minutes. There was no reason for it to be made, all the actors in this should be a little bit shameful to have pick up such easy paychecks. I’m voting it down to a 1/10 only because it’s rated much higher than it deserved to be, which is no more than a 4/10. Each Seinfeld episode weighted in for about 22 minutes, but at least a good chunk of them were quite enjoyable to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Director Spike Lee
Writer David Benioff (novel), David Benioff (screenplay)
Actors Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations.
Production Company 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Gamut Films, Industry Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,698 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, Ektachrome 100D 5285, Vision 800T 5289)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)