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Closed Circuit (2013)

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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

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A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Circuito Fechado  »

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$3,116,885 (USA) (30 August 2013)

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$5,733,310 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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Ciarian Hinds played in 2005's "Munich" with Eric Bana. See more »

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When Martin and Claudia walk next to the train on their way to take Farroukh to court, the time reflected in the train's window is 12:23:51. Two shots later the closed circuit TV footage shows the time to be 08:33:01. See more »

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Mother: [walking in a busy market square] You really will have to rethink your lifestyle, you know?
Pregnant Daughter: What lifestyle are you taking about, mum?
Mother: Wine only on Fridays. And try to think about dark green vegetables.
Young Man on Cellphone: [appearing another video monitor] So really, that's the same as saying we'll never see each other again. Well it is. It just is.
Woman on Cellphone: [on another monitor] How can I do anything if I don't know what you want?
Teenage Girl: [in the background] She was so upset about it, and I said to her, "Look," I said, "...
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.127 (2013) See more »

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Double Barrel
(Dave Barker, Ansell Collins & Winston Riley)
Performed by Dave & Ansell Collins
Courtesy of Trojan Records/Sanctuary Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd. and Westbury Music Ltd. o/b/o Techniques Records
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A flawed movie that deals with an important theme.
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Closed Circuit is a good, although unexceptional, suspense movie. The movie has a strong start but a weak finale, and somewhere in the middle looses stream and starts plodding along to its inevitable conclusion. The story itself tests the limits of plausibility and features principal characters who have little warmth and fail to generate much empathy. The question of government duplicity is treated in an unimaginative manner and fails to generate any sense of concern or outrage. Yet the movie does entertain by generating a certain level of tension, albeit watered down. The question of cover up sustains the story and adds an element of tension. Yet there are no heroes which makes the ending anticlimactic. That certain scenes are set at a football game is unoriginal. Further, the alleged victim of a miscarriage of justice is hardly worthy of empathy and the same goes for his family, especially the fourteen year old son who belongs in juvenile detention. The acting is cheesy, the cinematography unspectacular, the story twists and turns predictable and the movie theme muddled. Yet, this movie should be watched because it dramatizes what happens when the truth is suppressed and transparency is discarded in favor of secrecy.


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