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Presumed Innocent Reviews

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July 27, 2016
The film's densely constructed trial sequences are freighted with rich detail, unexpected turns and intimate insights into the criminal justice system.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2015
It presents a more intriguing and certainly more complicated portrait of cinema's historic struggle with representations of female agency and sexuality.
July 31, 2013
This could have been a great movie, but, despite being a darn good yarn well told, the essential magic is somehow missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
A thudding disappointment.
July 31, 2013
Conscientiously as this movie has been made, it does not work as well as the novel did or as some of Pakula's other films have.
July 31, 2013
Never less than engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
Pakula and the cast are excellent in the cut and thrust debates and the grilling of witnesses. At least on the surface, Presumed Innocent unfolds in the grand tradition of great courtroom drama. But nothing in Presumed Innocent is what it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
When you get right down to it, Presumed Innocent is really just an elaborate version of the standard courtroom drama -- souped-up Perry Mason. On the other hand, this is as good as Perry Mason gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
Presumed Innocent is a stylish, dark-toned movie with handsome photography (by Gordon Willis) and solid performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
Pakula keeps the suspense level high throughout and effectively brings off a series of twists at the end.
July 31, 2013
A ponderous adaptation of Scott Turow's cunningly plotted mystery novel.
July 31, 2013
Intelligent, complex and enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 31, 2013
The performances are capable, if rarely inspired.
July 31, 2013
Based on the bestseller by Scott Turow, this intellectual whodunit begins on a slowburn as the investigation gets under way, before being resolved in a cracking courtroom drama.
July 31, 2013
A well-rigged whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
A top-notch courtroom drama that will keep you guessing if you haven't read the book; even if you have, it is still a very well crafted story.
July 31, 2013
A riveting adaptation of Scott Turow`s novel about a prosecutor prosecuted for murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2013
This deliberately paced, almost monochromatic movie reserves its real energy and color for blaming the victim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2012
Gripping, well-acted whodunit courtroom drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 7, 2011
Director Alan J. Pakula, who cowrote the script with Frank Pierson, has done a reasonable job of compressing Turow's plot into a two-hour space. But the narrative skeleton is all that's left.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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