True Crime 1999

True Crime

Critics Consensus

True Crime has the potential for a gripping character-driven mystery, but a pedestrian story and a miscast Clint Eastwood undermine its effectiveness.

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Journalist Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has been sober two months, but things are still going badly. Steve's marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is barely holding together, and his editor (Denis Leary) hates him, since Steve has been having an affair with his wife. A chance assignment finds Everett interviewing death row inmate Frank Beachum (Isaiah Washington). When Everett uncovers evidence indicating Beachum may be innocent, he must race against time to uncover the truth.

Cast & Crew

Clint Eastwood
Steve Everett
Isaiah Washington
Frank Louis Beachum
Denis Leary
Bob Findley
LisaGay Hamilton
Bonnie Beachum
Bernard Hill
Warden Luther Plunkitt
Diane Venora
Barbara Everett
Michael McKean
Reverend Shillerman
Michael Jeter
Dale Porterhouse
Mary McCormack
Michelle Ziegler
Andrew Klavan
Writer (Novel)
Larry Gross
Writer (Screenplay)
Paul Brickman
Writer (Screenplay)
Stephen Schiff
Writer (Screenplay)
Tom Rooker
Executive Producer
Clint Eastwood
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Critic Reviews for True Crime

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (19)

Audience Reviews for True Crime

  • Nov 29, 2011
    Clint Eastwood had a string of self-directed run-of-the-mill thrillers around the turn of the century and this was one of them. There's nothing we haven't seen here before, folks.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2011
    Clint Eastwood had a string of self-directed run-of-the-mill thrillers around the turn of the century and this was one of them. There's nothing we haven't seen here before, folks.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2010
    A really powerful story about fighting to the very end and never giving up. Clint Eastwood of course does a great job as a womanizing hot shot reporter, but it's funny that he does it so well at 70. I really liked the draw in to the story, it wasn't sappy at all. They established a really great character with Isaiah Washington and made him seem like a true victim of circumstance. The redemption was really more for Clint Eastwood, who desperately needed to fix the mistakes he had made in the past.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2010
    cliched in almost every way but with strong performances from a good cast (james woods especially) in a drama/thriller with the right balance of comedic moments clint just about gets away with it
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