Friday, October 1, 2010

25TH HOUR (2002)

The man who made ‘Do the Right Thing’ made another intense drama about a man who has twenty four hours to wind up things. Montgomery aka Monty is an Irish man who hooked up with wrong people and now he’s in big mess with a charge of drug peddling and seven years imprisonment and all he has is twenty four hours to finish few tasks before going to lockup. Meeting his father and two close friends Jacob and Frank, handle his loyal dog Doyle to safe hands, sparing time with his girlfriend with a strange name like Naturelle Riviera and finally meet his mobster boss before landing up to dark and ugly world of prison. Spike Lee presented a drama of messed up life where one man is trying hard to end up his all affairs within time but is it possible?

Back in strike is awesome Edward Norton with another impressive performance. Watch his ‘fuck you and this whole city and everyone in it…’ speech; an absolutely awesome firing blast to your ears for a long run. He’s finely accompanied by supporting actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson and Brian Cox. The screenplay is too dark and disturbing to digest especially in the second half but the film is recommended to all Norton fans who loved his brilliant performance in ‘American History X’.


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