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This performance didn't just win an Oscar. It won the hearts of every woman who has ever had to endure the horror of assault and the continued injustice of having to fight against prejudice and a legal system steeped in patriarchy, to be heard.
Possibly the best performance Foster has even given, and the best of its type
In her first Oscar role, Jodie Foster's gang-raped waitress transforms from a good-time hard-drinking girl to a woman fighting for the self-esteem she never had.
A atuação intensa e corajosa de Jodie Foster quase redime um filme que, graças à direção burocrática de Kaplan, parece ter sido realizado para a televisão.
Provides a searing account of a gang rape through the story of two women who speak out against this violent crime
Powerful rape drama.
...the movie's certainly worth seeing, if only for Foster's award winning performance.
A sobering and seriously well-acted tale of rape and retribution.
has a slightly torrid made-for-TV feel to it ..., but is elevated by the superb performances and genuinely empathetic stance its takes
Enough of a social commentary to make it worthwhile
Jodie Foster delivers the goods and how (a shotgun in your face, think young Brando's Kowalski) as a white trash waitress who is cruelly victimized and so must fight for her human dignity. Released in 1988 this one is beginning to show it's age but Foster's performance keeps everything else glued together.
Jodie Foster & Kelly McGillis' empowering performances shed light on a dark and difficult story. The Accused is gut-wrenching and somewhat unbearable to view that it leaves its audience speechless, emotional and cautious of this heinous action/situation that still occurs to this day. 4/5
It's an important film with an important message. In terms of quality, better courtroom dramas have been made, but the film succeeds due to the performances, the power of the story, and the grace in which it is presented.
A painfully uncomfortable subject matter and several very shocking scenes make "The Accused" one of the more explorative and unpleasant big budget films. There is nothing truly exploitative to this film, though it does have an explicit rape scene and does deal with a character who is angry, strong, and difficult to sometimes understand. Jodie Foster plays Sarah Tobias, a blue collar working girl who typically does many drugs and drinks, all the while being easy on the eyes, if you catch my drift. In the midst of a beer soaked poolroom she gets raped, and the experience only makes her angry and out for revenge. Her thoughtful rage and ambitious sentiment for justice is very pivotal to the film, because unlike many films dealing with this issue, the victim isn't curled up in a ball, cursing the world and yet staying immobile. This is a hopeful film, about recovery and being strong in the face of a life changing tragedy. In one of the most demeaning scenes, with the most horrific circumstances, they show the true travesty of her situation, but only after they show the way everyone treats her because of who she is rather than what has happened to her. In the rape culture climate of today, this film is still vitally important, and though it's sad to see that this film is not of its time, it is also uplifting. Kelly McGillis plays her laywer, Kathryn, who at first doesn't want the case because she knows she can't win it, but eventually becomes Sarah's saving grace. The contrast between the suave lawyer just trying to win justice for her client and the world around them, telling them they don't care, was poignant and very upsetting. I don't want to say this was a beautiful film, but it sways opinion whenever it's watched, and truly embodies our judicial system.
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