I have said things to people I know and the IMDB users like, "Bamboozled is Spike's finest film" or "Malcolm X is Spike's greatest film". I wanna set things straight right now! 25th Hour is Spike's finest piece of cinema since Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing or Bamboozled. If you people have seen my other comments on this website U know I am a New Yorker. I was born in the Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx.I left the Bronx moving into New Jersey with New York in my heart.Since 9/11, I had a gritty view of New York. New York ,to me, looked like a post apocalyptic city. The days weren't the same, the streets weren't the same, nothing was the same. I just like any other Spike Lee fan was estatic when I saw the trailer for 25th Hour for the first time.I had to mark down the calendar for the release date.When it was released, it was released only in New York and Los Angeles. I saw the film, and I was blown away. I had to see two hours plus of great cinema that night.This was a great combination for a movie.
Usually movies have a good story but bad script (Cradle 2 the Grave), a good set of actors but bad movie (Pearl Harbor). Suprisingly, I saw a good movie with incredible acting. That "F- You" scene alone can out do any great movie. Edward Norton was incredible. That was his greatest movie. Enough with the actors, all credit goes to the greatest director of all time Spike Lee. The scenes of the film all go back to my view of New York, gritty and post apocalyptic. 25th Hour gave the people who lives in the other 49 states a good look at New York. What I most liked about it was the conclusion because it was a typical Spike Lee tradition ,the movie goes one way, the conclusion goes the other. The movie had no real story and turned out to be brilliant anyway. When everything was said and done, all I can say was God bless Spike Lee.
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