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Under Suspicion (2000)

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49

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 45
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 23

Though Hackman and Freeman turn in solid performances, Under Suspicion moves at a plodding rate and has a disappointing ending.

46

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 7

Though Hackman and Freeman turn in solid performances, Under Suspicion moves at a plodding rate and has a disappointing ending.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 8,230

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When a powerful man is accused of murder, who tells the truth -- the man, or his estranged wife? Henry Hearst (Gene Hackman), an American attorney living in Puerto Rico, is called in to speak with police detective Victor Benezet (Morgan Freeman). A few days earlier, Hearst reported finding the body of a 12-year-old girl while taking his dog for a walk; however, investigators now believe that Hearst may have had a greater involvement in the crime than he's admitting. Under intense questioning by

Jan 2, 2001

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Too tawdry to be completely entertaining, and too static to generate much excitement.

May 1, 2003 Full Review Source: CNN.com
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Hackman and Freeman will pin you to your seat.

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
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A decent, smart, well-acted film.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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It's hard to imagine anyone walking out of this movie satisfied, regardless of Hackman's and Freeman's solid performances.

May 17, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
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A powerhouse.....the acting will knock your socks off!

May 6, 2005
Film Threat

The cast makes it watchable, which is good because little else does.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

...at nearly two hours, it's just too much of a good thing.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman can't save "Whodunit?" from becoming "Who cares?"

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
Netflix

Under Suspicion works less as an absorbing story than an absorbing work of craftsmanship.

October 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium
Flipside Movie Emporium

Why was Hopkins, the best of whose films is ordinary, hired to construct a film which hangs on psychology and dialogue?

April 16, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Without Hackman, this ham-fisted psychological thriller -- based on the 1981 French movie Garde a Vue -- would be unwatchable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

Not even the high-caliber talents of Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman can save this stagy, ridiculously over-baked psychological thriller.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Long on talk but short on action.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

The makers hit us over the head with visual tricks ... that have the odd effect of diminishing the emotional wallop.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

A worthy vehicle and tour de force for both Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A slow-moving yet engaging mystery starring two great actors at the top of their form.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for Under Suspicion

Cast:Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci, Nydia Caro, Miguel Ángel Suárez, Pablo Cunqueiro, Isabel Algaze, Jacqueline Duprey Director:Stephen Hopkins

Summary: This remake of a 1981 French thriller chronicles the harrowing experience of Henry Hearst (Gene Hackman), a tax lawyer vacationing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who discovers the body of a murdered 12-year-old and promptly becomes the main suspect. Local cops Victor Benezet (Morgan Freeman) and Detective Owens (Thomas Jane) will stop at nothing to catch their man, and Hearst must convince them they're mistaken. Who's telling the truth?

My Thoughts: "I thought it was an interesting mystery thriller. You have two greats going at it, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. I go back and forth from thinking he did to he didn't. My initial thought was no. Then they bring some uncertain topics up that make you think, "maybe". In the end I really liked how it played out and I was surprised by the ending. I found Thomas Jane to be a little over dramatic and his character to be annoying. But besides that, the acting was good from all."
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decent flick. moves slowly at times and wasnt these actors best performances by any means, but it was interesting
November 30, 2009
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One of the best thriller/Whodunits Ever!. It?s a pleasure to watch thanks to the 2 great leading men and the excellent direction! Brilliant!
September 24, 2009
SirPant

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Pretty decent psychological thriller.
July 2, 2009
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