American Hangman

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American Hangman is a thriller built around a relentlessly ticking clock and a rapidly approaching deadline and verdict. A kidnapping, broadcast live on social media, turns into the trial of a judge who presided over a botched criminal case. This time, however, the audience gets to play judge and jury, deciding if the judge himself gets to live or die.

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Critic Reviews for American Hangman

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  • The film is done in by its cardboard indictment of The System. Trial by social media is a good subject for a movie, but not when it spends so much time smacking its lips at the corruption it's pointing its finger at.

    Jan 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • American Hangman is college-level death penalty discourse, appropriately armed with what appears to be a college-level production budget.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Coneybeare appears to be constructing workplace dramas based on things he knows only from other, better movies.

    Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [It] makes a mystery out of a few things that are too easy to guess, so it takes a while to get going. However, thanks to sharp direction, an original take on the dramatic police procedural, and a truly excellent, very game cast, the movie is worthwhile.

    Jan 7, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
  • This modest but pessimistic drama about social ills may feel a little familiar, but the intelligent banter, a superior central performance, and one or two likable supporters keep it crackling along.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Sutherland's understated performance is terrific, but the film becomes so wrapped up in its cynicism about media sensationalism and the criminal justice system that it loses its dramatic conviction.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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