How could director Alan J. Pakula (Klute, Starting Over) turn the must-read thriller of 1987 into the feel-bad movie of 1990? The tip-off is Harrison Ford’s hairdo — a silly bowl cut that makes the star look like a penitent monk. This is a movie about guilt, you see: Ford’s dogged deputy DA is not only under suspicion for the murder of coworker Greta Scacchi, but he’s also crushed by the memory of their adulterous affair. The other characters have similar palls hanging over them, and the result is a film long on moping and short on momentum. In theaters, where the underplaying was magnified by the big screen, there were rewards in seeing character actors like Brian Dennehy and John Spencer working close to the vest. Watching Presumed Innocent on video, though, is almost as tedious as jury duty itself. C
Presumed Innocent How could director Alan J. Pakula (Klute, Starting Over) turn the must-read thriller of 1987 into the feel-bad movie of 1990? The tip-off is...Presumed InnocentMystery and ThrillerR How could director Alan J. Pakula (Klute, Starting Over) turn the must-read thriller of 1987 into the feel-bad movie of 1990? The tip-off is...1991-03-29John SpencerBradley WhitfordJohn Spencer, Bradley Whitford
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Bonnie Bedelia, Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford; Director: Alan J. Pakula; MPAA Rating: R
Posted January 17 2015 — 10:36 AM EST
- James Bond enters a 'hurricane' in first 'Spectre' teaser: Watch now
- 'The Legend of Zelda' for Wii U delayed
- Kit Harington fights terrorism in 'Spooks: The Greater Good' trailer
- Billie Joe Armstrong musical 'These Paper Bullets!' coming to LA, NYC
- 'It Follows': The story behind the score
- Nick Jonas talks hosting the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, his new image and that Kanye West cover
- 'Grey's Anatomy': 10 years, 20 defining moments
- 'Batman v. Superman' character portraits: Like the looks?
- 'American Crime Story' cast: Think each actor looks the part?
- Double trouble: Movie/TV characters who fight themselves
- Patricia Field on 5 costume gigs before she got 'Younger'
- Katy Perry, Kenny & Taylor, Josh Peck and More!