Friday, April 17, 2015

True Story



James Franco and Jonah Hill (quite uncharacteristically) star in this quiet mystery/thriller (completely devoid of comedy) as an imprisoned man accused of killing his wife and children, and the journalist he is willing to open up to, respectively.   Franco gives one of his finest performances since 127 Hours as the unsettling suspect who walks the line perfectly as someone who just might be innocent, or could at any moment reveal the psycho within.  And Hill is quite good as well, as the down and out journalist who believes this is his second chance at success.  It brought to mind fond memories of Primal Fear, Silence of the Lambs, and The Life of David Gale.  Though, unfortunately, it's not as satisfying as any of them.  But the journey is more suspenseful than I've seen in a while.

Grade: A-

Who is this movie for?  Do you like suspense?  If so, go see this one this weekend.

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