Criminal Law (1989)

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In this crime-thriller a defense attorney in Boston (Gary Oldman) finds that success has its price when one of the defendants he got acquitted (Kevin Bacon) resumes the killing spree he had started before being accused. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
HBO Video

Cast

Gary Oldman
as Ben Chase
Kevin Bacon
as Martin Thiel
Karen Young
as Ellen Faulkner
Joe Don Baker
as Det. Mesel
Tess Harper
as Detective Stillwell
Ron Lea
as Gary Hull
Karen Woolridge
as Claudia Curwen
Elizabeth Shepherd
as Dr. Sybil Thiel
Michael Sinelnikoff
as Prof. Clemens
Elizabeth Sheppard
as Dr. Sybil Thiel
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Critic Reviews for Criminal Law

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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May 12, 2001
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Criminal Law

½

There is something profoundly wrong with having Oldman as the good guy but this thriller is carried by him and Bacon(almost as profound as the bad guy).

bill secor
bill secor

I was expecting alot more for a film that featured both Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon. They both did a great job in their roles - Gary as a defense atty. who manages to get his client (Bacon) acquitted of murder; and then finds out his client is guilty. Bacon is great at doing creepy. I just thought the story was long and tedious in some places and quite predictable.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

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½

Gary Oldman as a good guy!

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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