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15 Minutes (2001), (R)
CAP Score: 11
CAP Influence Density: 4.20
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NOTE: If you do not want the plot, ending, or "secrets" of a movie spoiled for you, skip the Summary/Commentary. In any case, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section -- it is purely objective and is the heart of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie
SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
15 MINUTES (R) -- "I love Amerika. No one is responsible for what they do."
Emil (Karel Roden), a Czech and Oleg (Oleg Taktarov), a Russian are movie mad and want to be stars in their own movie. So they make one. One of murder. Oleg films Emil killing people. Several people. And after that, they attempt to get rich by selling the tapes to news media then bask in riches after a short stint in an insane asylum after pleading guilty to temporary insanity. And they blame it all on mom and dad, of course. Just like the news media (a sanitized version of the entertainment industry) consistently insert a pointing at mom/dad for all the schoolyard shootings. "I love Amerika. No one is responsible for what they do." ... "It pays to be a killer in this country." I wonder how many will come out of the woodwork with this one? God KNEW what He was saying when He told us "Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character." [1 Cor. 15:33] When are we going to listen?
And the movie writers and choreographers are extremely good at excruciatingly bitter and vicious programming. Brutalizing and insane butchering were portrayed with sobering depth, thoroughness of logic and attention to detail. "Vile" in vile imagery was given definition in this shooter/slasher/fryer flick which was not just another peanut in the candy bar. Some high wattage talent, Robert DeNiro for one, was used to give undeniable and inescapable influence to the ugliness of this fantasy. Remember. An influence does not have to be real to influence. Part of the presence in this flick even accuses the entertainment industry for making Emil and Oleg the way they are: as if stirring a mixture of truth with lies to excuse the liar, adding as many lies to it as possible and still keep the appearance of truth. God warned us about that, too: "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter [Isa. 5:20].
Yes, among the saturation of violence and evil, there was full female nudity as part of the practice of prostitution [Prov. 23:27-28]. Among the most striking presences was the insane nihilism: the freedom from accountability, freedom from authority, and freedom from consequences so prevalent in the entertainment industry. Roden and Taktarov were exceptionally efficient. There is little point in further describing this flick. The lengthy list of findings in the Findings/Scoring section will tell you enoughabout this clearly gratuitous escapade in insane violence and immorality.
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As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):