Clint Eastwood plays Clint Eastwood
- True Crime review by RP
Clint Eastwood plays Clint Eastwood as an old and cynical newspaper reporter who has a hunch that a convicted murderer is innocent. Can he prove that there has been a miscarriage of justice before the soon-to-be-executed man meets his fate? Of course he can – he is, after all, Clint Eastwood. Can he get the girl? Of course he can – he is, after all, Clint Eastwood and only 40+ years older than her. Can he play the loving father? Of course he can – he is, after all, Clint Eastwood and must have been fathering his daughter when he was well over 60. Clint plays an old, ex-drunk, womaniser – a role he could play in his sleep.
His age grates a little and this is one of his later films where his excellent directing skills improve while he continued to cast himself in age-inappropriate roles. It's still a fairly good film which I enjoyed – but then, I do like Clint Eastwood. One other point: Bernard Hill plays the role of the warden of San Quentin prison, a bold attempt seeing as he's from Manchester :) I'll rate 'True Crime' as 3/5 stars but that's stretching it a bit.
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