In hurricane-lashed, carnival-time Puerto Rico, a killer of young girls is on the loose. Three young girls have been murdered in the last month and Harry Hearst (Gene Hackman), a rich and powerful lawyer on the island, discovers the body of the latest victim. When Capt. Victor Benezet (Morgan Freeman), the chief of police, asks Hearst to clear up a couple of points about his discovery, it seems nothing more than routine. Instead, Hearst is given the third degree, with a young cop Detective Owen (Thomas Jane) probing into the dark secrets of the lawyer's private life, especially his sex life and relationship with his young and beautiful trophy wife, Chantal (Monica Bellucci), 30 years his junior. The brash attorney story starts to reveal a number of cracks, that only open wider and wider.
Strong Performances With Intelligent Plot and Dialogue
- Under Suspicion review by CP Customer
Sharp dialogue, along with superb performances from Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman make this film (based around a series of interrogations following the murder of two children) electrifying. It is one of the most intelligently presented crime dramas of all time, but won't please viewers who need action sequences or a fast-paced plot.
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Could do with better script.
- Under Suspicion review by NC
Two top men do OK, but could do better with proper direction/production? Kept thinking of another film abroad, where the inspector knows the suspect, and cannot quite pin him down...............