Saturday, December 18, 2010

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Winfield, Greta Scacchi, John Spencer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Some people would kill for love.

Plot: Chicago prosecutor Rusty Sabich (Harrison Ford) is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a beautiful co-worker (Greta Scacchi). But when his fingerprints turn up at the scene, he's forced to admit he was having an affair with the victim. Now the prime suspect, Sabich enlists a former rival (Raul Julia) to mount his defense.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? Absolutely!

Now THIS is a solid thriller! Gripping story, direction, tense performances (one of Ford's better roles), outstanding and edgy score by John Williams, and it all builds to a most satisfying climax. The performances are top notch. Dennehy is always gripping. Man, I'd like to see this guy in a live play. Across the board everyone is fantastic and Raul Julia is so on target that it's hard not feel a bit of sadness that this was one of his last roles. He left far too early. It's an excellent suspense thriller that is riveting through all of its 127, all-too-short minutes.

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