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Movie Review: 'True Crime'

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True Crime

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/19/99
performer:
Clint Eastwood, Denis Leary, Isaiah Washington, James Woods, Frances Fisher, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Mary McCormack, Diane Venora
director:
Clint Eastwood
author:
Paul Brickman, Larry Gross, Stephen Schiff
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B

There comes a time in every man’s life when he realizes that there are things that he can’t, or shouldn’t, do. For Clint Eastwood, that time must’ve come somewhere around 4:20 a.m. — while he was fast asleep. Otherwise, he would’ve told himself to steer clear of True Crime, a woefully misconceived reporter-saves-innocent-man-from-execution cheese grater. He might have told himself that a near septuagenarian putting the moves on a 23-year-old colleague (Mary McCormack) is kinda revolting. And one can only hope he’d never have thought that doffing his shirt (shiver) would be a dandy idea. Clint, c’mon, man. Wake up.