Murder in the First - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Murder in the First Reviews

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January 2, 2011
Moving story of justice but too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
January 30, 2005
A must see for Kevin Bacon's performance, especially in the early scenes.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2005
It is Bacon's absolutely powerhouse performance that helps make 'Murder' one of the classic prison pictures of all time. (published 1-27-95)
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
December 23, 2004
Average thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Standard courtroom thriller with two fantastic performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2001
More than likely you will forgive the compromises -- the story of Henri Young needed to be told.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
Regardless of how this version raises the hackles of Alcatraz aficionados, Marc Rocco's movie is a solid and affecting example of film making.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's a struggle for Bacon -- and I'm not doubting the facts of the matter -- because the part is so clearly designed to knock us out; but Bacon is honest, in touch with Young's sources or lack of them.
January 1, 2000
A reasonably exhilarating hybrid of prison movie and courtroom drama.
January 1, 2000
Explores the human condition with a rare passion.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 13, 2004
O roteiro maniqueísta e a direção pesada, nada sutil, de Rocco comprometem irremediavelmente o filme - que ainda conta com a atuação nada convincente de Slater.
| Original Score: 1/5
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