A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.
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. Written by
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In the scene in which Naturelle tends to Monty's facial wounds, Naturelle is wearing a sweatshirt which reads "COVENTRY" (the prep school from which Monty was expelled). Near the end of the scene, Naturelle steps into the kitchen to fill a plastic bag with ice. As she enters the kitchen, her sweatshirt suddenly has two letters reversed. It reads "COVETNRY." See more »
White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
Written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover) and Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Grand Master & Melle Mel
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group See more »
Norton's excellent (as usual) and Hoffmann's character is moving and well-acted. The best part is the description of a disenchanted New York, under the spell of September 11, populated by people who seem, more than everything, lost and confused.
Despite that, overall it's a shallow film. What do we learn about its characters, their motivations, their aspirations? Not much. The final part with Brian Cox imagining how Ed Norton's life would be if he tried to escape is, in my opinion, very trite and rhetorical.
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