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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

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Harry Fertig
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Roy Bleakie
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Sean the Limo Driver
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Jack Renoble
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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the path of truth. Written by David Black

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Trust No One.

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Rated R for language, brief strong violence and some sexual images | See all certifications »
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22 January 1999 (Brazil)  »

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A Confissão  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Jack Renoble: A cynic is an idealist who's been disappointed.
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Bleakie's Bounce
Composed & Produced by David Feinman
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A mystery of ideas
30 March 2001 | by (New York, N. Y.) – See all my reviews

I'm not a particularly avid follower of movie actors, or of movies as they're released, which probably explains why I found "The Confession"--and Alec Baldwin's performance in it--so surprising. I'd heard nothing about this film and saw it quite by accident.

Movies like "The Confession"--that is, movies with moral dilemmas at their center ("It's not hard to do the right thing; it's hard to know what the right thing is" is the central dilemma of the film)--often bypass the ambiguities of complex moral questions in favor of a single answer everyone can love.

In this film there are moral ambiguities aplenty, and the film deals honestly with the difficulty of facing those ambiguities head-on and taking a clear position. Alec Baldwin's performance was startling and complex--a beautiful thing to watch. The supporting cast, including Amy Irving, was top-notch, too.


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