25th Hour ()

Spike Lee directs the story of Monty (Edward Norton) and his life in 24 hours before he is to serve a 7 year sentence in jail. It’s easy to develop a sentimental bond with Monty as well as the childhood friends he chooses to spend his last hours with – played by then underground actors Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Rosario Dawson. It’s aggressive and it’s blunt, but it’s an interesting, relatable character study that finds director Spike Lee in top form.

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