(1999)

Critic Reviews

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Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Tribune
This is an old-fashioned movie done with wit, grace, smarts and style. [19 March 1999, Friday, p.A]
80
Slate
True Crime gives you sleaze on toast--a heap of tabloid bathos, a dusting of high-mindedness, a dash of gallows humor. It's a bizarre concoction, but it's riveting.
75
Christian Science Monitor
It would be even better if Eastwood followed his character's lead and emphasized "real issues" over "human interest" in a story that touches on important social problems without doing much to illuminate them.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Woefully misconceived reporter-saves-innocent-man-from-execution cheese grater.
70
The A.V. Club
As disappointing-but-worthwhile films go, you could do a lot worse.
70
An anti-capital-punishment polemic that won't change a single mind anywhere on Earth but will entertain well enough everywhere on Earth.
60
The New Republic
Eastwood has never seemed less the persona he has built through the decades, the calm yet commanding center of a storm.
60
The geological equivalent of an albatross around the neck. It's another of those Warner Bros. productions that are heavy on star iconography and production values but AWOL on story.
50
Chicago Reader
Eastwood himself, pushing 70 but cruising women in their early 20s, counts on more goodwill than I can muster. I wasn't bored, but my suspension of disbelief collapsed well before the end.
50
Dallas Observer
The whole project feels lazy and half-hearted.

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