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Parents' Guide to

15 Minutes

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Exceptionally violent, intense DeNiro thriller.

Movie R 2001 120 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Really! Not for kids!

Really not for kids, Very bloody! girls are killed in this movie! there are standoffs and intense bloody scenes!

This title has:

Too much violence
age 18+

Very violent De niro thriller

Good movie contains violent,nudity,strong language.Best for very mature teens

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Top-notch performances from all -- especially Roden and Takarov in their first American roles -- as well as some powerful cinematography and editing, give this film a lot of energy. And it does make some clever points about the way we see fame and responsibility.

There's an inherent hypocrisy in any satire about our fascination with violence. Invariably, it tries for the best of both worlds, giving us a lot of violence and allowing us to assume moral superiority through ironic distance. Like the tabloid TV show it features, 15 Minutes gets to decry the depiction of violence by showing us examples of what it decries.

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