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A Big-Budget "B"!
21 August 2008
Even by Fox's handsome standards, production values for this "B" from
the Sol Wurtzel unit rate as commendably high. True, this unusual,
compellingly off-beat murder/courtroom drama (partly scripted by Fox's
ace Ellis-Logan team) is inclined to be a bit talky, but the acting is
fine. Just look at that cast! The support players enjoy some real
moments of glory here, particularly Irving Bacon as a swaggering
raconteur, and Eric Blore mugging delightfully as a simpering servant.
My only complaint is that director David Burton, or film editor Alex
Troffey, have a disconcerting habit of jarringly cutting into a
full-face close-up from a profiled two-shot. In other respects,
however, the direction is most efficient and the photography
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