James S’s review published on Letterboxd :
When this first came out post 9/11, this was particularly powerful viewing. I remember giving it 5/5 stars and connected with it strongly. I'm not a New Yorker or an American so I don't know why I did but I think we all felt some level of rage and frustration around that time. 25th Hour encapsulates that so well.
Today, it's still a powerful film and a fantastic moment of time but as time has passed, I feel like it has lost a bit of its edge. Still, one of my favourite Spike Lee films and that soundtrack by Terence Blanchard is amazing.