True Crime


Crime / Drama

IMDb Rating 5.3


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94 min
P/S 50 / 67

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Reviewed by blue hermit 7

I searched out this one after seeing the hilarious and linguistically challenging &quot;Clueless&quot; (1995), perhaps Alicia Silverstone&#39;s best known effort from early in her film career. &quot;True Crime&quot; has Kevin Dillon, which should be helpful in improving most film projects. In fact everyone in the cast does a good job . The only disappointment I think the movie has for me is an awkward &quot;feel&quot; to some of the scenes, coming from the need to run a quite uncompromising, grown up theme as part of what in tone starts out as a schoolgirl adventure.<br/><br/>Alicia Silverstone is pretty good in this one. She carries off well the naive enthusiasm and growing unease that affects Mary Giordano as she manoeuvres towards the truth behind the serial murders. I reckon her characterization of MG has some mileage in it too. The inference of the story line is that she goes on to a career in law enforcement. It could be really interesting for an older Silverstone to revisit Giordano at a time of crisis later in the officer&#39;s life. Just a thought!<br/><br/>&quot;True Crime&quot; shows its director in a good light. Pat Verducci also has the writing credit. I don&#39;t know of any other film work PV has done. I can only wonder what happened after such a promising start.<br/><br/>Like most productions, this one has a largely unknown supporting cast, although Bill Nunn (Detective Jerry Guinn) is hardly that. Over the past decade he seems to have been able to secure an impressive number of screen appearances. I recall seeing him recently in &quot;Carriers&quot; (1998), a made for TV presentation with a military theme. Bill Nunn played &quot;Captain Arends&quot;. Fans of the classic US TV comedy show &quot;Who&#39;s the Boss&quot; may also have an interest in &quot;Carriers&quot; because the leading player is Judith Light, remembered with affection by many because of her lengthy involvement with the show.<br/><br/>&quot;True Crime&quot; could easily not have worked, but it does OK. I think it is an entertaining story worth seeing.

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Reviewed by g404c 10

I saw True Crime when it was first released back in the mid-nineties and I have watched it many times since. It is a great mystery about Mary (played by Alicia Silverstone), a high school senior in a California town who&#39;s classmate&#39;s younger sister was tortured and killed by an unknown murderer. Mary meets Tony (played by Kevin Dillon), a police cadet who sees how bright she is and they decide to work together to try to find the killer.<br/><br/>Many suspects in this one. True Crime feels very &quot;true&quot; or real to me. I read a newsgroup review where someone wrote that total suspension of disbelief is present here and it is so true. Alicia Silverstone is perfect in this role and Kevin Dillon and Bill Nunn do a great job, as do the other actors. The locations are right on and the writer/director, Pat Verducci, really captures some of the realities of teenage life and of Mary&#39;s loneliness (see the scene where Mary awakens from the dream sequence after having viewed the photos she took of Tony). I wish Verducci would make more movies.<br/><br/>I have not seen any other movie quite like True Crime. 10/10

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Reviewed by midnight-moon 9

i got to see the whole movie last night and i found it very was at least,not like the teen-slasher movies that pop out every now and then.the search for the killer and the &#39;partner&#39; relationship between the hero&amp;the so-called bad guy was parts i liked about the movie.also,i remember once being on the edge of my seat during a specific scene in the movie.i mean it&#39;s exciting.maybe some time later,i might watch the movie again...

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