6.0/10
2,208
22 user 5 critic

The Confession (1999)

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 »

Director:

David Hugh Jones

Writers:

Sol Yurick (novel), David Black (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Harry Fertig
Amy Irving ... Sarah Fertig
Ryan Marsini ... Stevie Fertig
Alec Baldwin ... Roy Bleakie
Boyd Gaines ... Liam Clarke
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Judge Judy Crossland
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Eric Malabar
Becky Ann Baker ... Nurse Jeannine Carrounbois
Mike Hodge ... Security Guard
Mark Ethan ... Dr. Mason Gillett
Kevin Conway ... Mel Duden
Richard Jenkins ... Cass O'Donnell
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Bartender (as Joe Mosso)
Kevin McClarnon Kevin McClarnon ... Sean the Limo Driver
Jay O. Sanders ... Jack Renoble
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust No One.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, brief strong violence and some sexual images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Confissão See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jack Renoble: A cynic is an idealist who's been disappointed.
See more »

Soundtracks

Bleakie's Bounce
Composed & Produced by David Feinman
©1998 Non-Linear Music/BMI
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's not difficult to do what's right, it's difficult to know what is right .....
23 February 2008 | by brianoh2See all my reviews

This is a movie about a moral man (Kingsley) trapped in an immoral world. When his son is ill and needing urgent medical attention, the actions of the medical staff lead to serious consequences for all, and Kingsley's character requires legal representation. Baldwin is appointed his lawyer and his experience with Kingsley changes his values. Baldwin had become corrupted by the legal system and was no longer interested in right or wrong, just winning. Kingsley's moral values of right and wrong and admitting our guilt and paying for our wrongs changes Baldwin for the "better". Baldwin's character now has a new set of moral values and this has disastrous consequences for other parties.

I thought this was a movie with a strong moral message and it was well acted by Baldwin and Kingsley for the most part. At times it got a little too much listening to Kingsley's explanations of why we should be honest. He came across as a bit of a saint, and in reality this never happens, just in words. All in all, I thought it well worth watching. In my book an 8 (from 10).


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed