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American Crime (2004)





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A reporter might have to pay with her life for a big story in this independent crime drama. A small town is gripped with fear when a serial killer with an unusual way of doing his dirty work arrives on the scene. The killer stalks his victims for several days with a video camera before moving in for the kill -- and then sends a copy of the tape to his next victim. Jessie St. Clair (Rachael Leigh Cook) is an ambitious but inexperienced reporter working for a local television station who thinks covering this story could be a stepping stone to bigger things, and Jessie cynically milks the town's fear for all it's worth with the help of producer Jane Berger (Annabella Sciorra) and cameraman Rob (Kip Pardue). Jessie is upset to discover she has competition from Albert Bodine (Cary Elwes), who is covering the murders for a popular tabloid television series, but she soon has bigger things to worry about when she receives a video in the mail which indicates she's the killer's next intended target. American Crime was directed by Dan Mintz, who also served as cinematographer.more
Rating: R (For violent images, language, and sexual content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Jeff Ritchie, Jack Moore
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On DVD: Apr 28, 2004
Silent Road Productions


Annabella Sciorra
as Jane Berger
Cary Elwes
as Albert Bodine
Kip Pardue
as Rob Latrobe
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Jesse St. Claire
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...a complete and utter mess.

Full Review… | March 2, 2005
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A much enjoyed film, best watched, as I did in bed with the lights out. Very rarely do I feel scared watching horrors etc and yet, I have to admit, I had to look over my shoulder at one point during this film. I?m not saying it?s extremely scary, but there is a good build up of tense moments, in the right setting.

The acting wasn?t particularly fantastic and the ending was a tad disappointing, but there?s something about this film that I really liked.

My biggest complaint would be how stereotypical the Englishman was made. I?ve lived in England all my life and encountered all kinds of people, but I?ve never quite met anyone like this guy, ha ha.

Lady D'arbanville

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Very disturbing and hard to watch. It is very grainy and gritty. Not at all the kind of movie I like to watch Rachael Leigh Cook in. Very sick ending.

Heather Metzger

It was kind of lame, i couldn't take it seriously. I'd say it got pretty interesting during the last thirty minutes. Then you felt totally cheated by the ending.. I wouldn't have stuck with it if Kip Pardue wasn't in the movie.

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