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Murder in the First Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 12, 2002
The figures are right, the investment looks good, but the emotional pay-off is minimal.
May 12, 2001
More than likely you will forgive the compromises -- the story of Henri Young needed to be told.
February 13, 2001
Woefully over-manipulative and over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
A reasonably exhilarating hybrid of prison movie and courtroom drama.
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
Though based on a true story, this grueling drama is peopled by characters that have been fictionalized into big house cliches.
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
Slater, who in certain shots looks curiously like Kevin Costner, is an actor with talent, but he is too young for this role, and not confident enough to dial down a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
An example of what happens when a picture has everything going for it except good writing and good direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 1, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C-