A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ...
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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer...Written by
Maarten Hofman <email@example.com>
Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman previously appeared in Unforgiven (1992). See more »
After returning from his errand to get Henry a "Cold Drink", it seems detective Owens carries a large Styrofoam cup with a lid attached by pinching the lip at the top of the cup and swinging it as he walks. It would seem to prove that this was a prop - the hollow sound as it hits the table adding to the effect.
In fact, the detective holds a can of soda as well, and he places it behind the cup. See more »
Did Henry Hearst rape and kill two young girls? That's the question occupying the whole of Under Suspicion.
For nearly the entirety of its running time, the film is executed brilliantly. There is no action: it keeps the audience's attention through its intelligence, brilliant construction and the reliably excellent performances of Freeman and Hackman. We are not given definitive evidence, and many strange and suspicious things crop up that we yearn to find out about.
This could well have been one of the greatest mystery films I've seen... Until the ending. The ending leaves the audience without an explanation - and not in a good way that lets the audience ponder. It's an ending that leaves you shouting at the screen for an answer.
Overall, I'd recommend this film because it will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat for more than an hour and a half. Just prepare yourself for an ending that will leave you wholly unsatisfied and rather annoyed.
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