True Crime (1999)
Average Rating: 6/10
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Average Rating: 6.8/10
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Investigative reporter Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has just relocated to the west coast after getting fired from the New York Times. Thanks to his old friend, Alan Mann (James Woods), the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Tribune, Everett still has a job, but that's hardly the end of his problems. An alcoholic and a womanizer, he's been sober for two months and his marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is in as bad a shape as his car. Everett has also earned the hatred of city editor Bob Findley
Mar 19, 1999 Wide
Aug 10, 1999
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Forget the mystery thriller plot... succeeds more as a study of character.
The story drifts away, and the movie is structured in a conventional way that lets us know it won't end tragically.
A riveting and moral drama about an antihero who comes through despite all his flaws.
Not so much a nail-biting whodunit as it is a picture puzzle of a self-destructive type in overdrive, weaving from one misstep to another to, eventually and accidentally, the right answer.
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