Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Closed Circuit

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall star in this British legal thriller/mystery as attorneys defending an alleged terrorist who is suspected of being responsible for setting off a bomb that killed 120 people.  Bana is his regular defense attorney, but Hall has also been appointed as a Special Advocate who is the only one allowed to see classified evidence and present it to the judge in closed court to determine if it's relevant to the trial.  The film certainly has a good cast, including the always great Jim Broadbent as the Attorney General who steals every scene he's in.
And the film has an air of suspense to make it appear like a first class Hitchcockian mystery/thriller.  Though unfortunately it doesn't fully deliver as either.  It lacks any true thrills or memorable moments.  It's good, but not as good as it could have been.

Grade: B

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