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Under Suspicion (2000)



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

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: W. Peter Iliff , Tom Provost
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 2, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - Official Site


as Capt. Victor Benezet

as Henry Hearst

as Det. Felix Owens

as Chantal Hearst

as Isabella

as Camille Rodriguez

as Det. Castillo

as Maria Rodriguez

as Paco Rodriguez
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Critic Reviews for Under Suspicion

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (18)

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

Full Review… | May 1, 2003
Top Critic

Hackman and Freeman will pin you to your seat.

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Appear to have been shot by a lush and edited with a shredder.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

A profound disappointment, given its cast and source material.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

It's never as good as it should be, with occasional moments of brilliance overshadowed by the gimmicky direction of Stephen Hopkins.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Appears to be a somewhat sinister episode of Nightline.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

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."


Super Reviewer


decent flick. moves slowly at times and wasnt these actors best performances by any means, but it was interesting

danny d

Super Reviewer


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!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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