movie review

Felony-focused film reviews; fictional movies and true crime documentaries depicting real-life stories or inspired by them.

  • Trevor Wells
    Published a day ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Was I Really Kidnapped?'

    Lifetime Review: 'Was I Really Kidnapped?'

    After three days of captivity in which she is drugged and tormented by her masked abductor, Elle Whitland (Michelle Mylett) is released outside a gas station and brought to the hospital. After being reunited with her boyfriend Billy (Jacob Blair) and her sister Jen (Anna Hardwick), the trio is brought to the police station for questioning regarding what happened to Elle and who might have taken her.
  • Peter P
    Published 8 days ago
    'Lucky Day' (2019)

    'Lucky Day' (2019)

    Purpose for coming to the United States, Mr. Chaltiel? Uh… Business… Pleasure… Well, which one is it? A little bit of both. I take pleasure in my business.
  • James F. Ewart
    Published 16 days ago
    James Reviews: 'The Mule'

    James Reviews: 'The Mule'

    If Clint Eastwood has one universally respectable trait, it's knowing what type of movie he can or can't make. After being in the business since the 1970s, he has quite the body of work, playing iconic characters such as Dirty Harry and the Man With No Name, he's garnered fans from multiple generations. Unfortunately no longer able to take on physical heavy roles, he's managed to create films behind and in front of the camera despite his age. This time around, he reteams with Gran Torino writer Nick Schenk for another Eastwood featured vehicle. Given how much driving is featured in this movie, that pun was entirely intentional.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 22 days ago
    'The Laundromat'—Review (Netflix)

    'The Laundromat'—Review (Netflix)

    Brief synopsis: A couple of Panama City lawyers, Júrgen Mossack and Rámon Fonseca, tell the story of how the very rich accumulate and protect their money, legally, from taxation and other financial penalties.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published about a month ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Smuggling in Suburbia'

    Lifetime Review: 'Smuggling in Suburbia'

    Fresh to a new school, Joanie Whitaker (Monroe Cline) is surprised when she is approached by classmates Anabel and Sharnae (Shelby Yardley and Juliana Destefano), who invite her to a party. While reluctant, Joanie attends and is introduced to Danny Kellog (Bret Green) by her new friends, who claim Danny works for a business that delivers expensive cameras to photographers around the world, with Anabel and Sharnae working for Danny as couriers. Eager for the chance to travel and make easy money, Joanie accepts the offer to join the business, with her first trip having her enjoy a trip to New York and starting a relationship with Danny's business partner Tucker (Cole Reinhardt).
  • Trevor Wells
    Published about a month ago
    Lifetime Review: 'Am I a Serial Killer?'

    Lifetime Review: 'Am I a Serial Killer?'

    Even eight years after the fact, one night still haunts 18 year old Natalie Weaver (Monroe Cline): the night her mother Annie (Crystal Allen) was arrested for the savage murders of Lucy and Frank Miller, a couple who had been boarding with the Weavers—and was ultimately sentenced to death row after Natalie testified against her in court. Now as a teenager, Natalie not only deals with being harassed by her classmates for being the daughter of a convicted killer, but is suffering from nightmares and bouts of sleepwalking with her mother's execution quickly approaching.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 2 months ago
    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    Road to Perdition came out back in 2002. I'm not sure why I didn't go watch it when it first came out. I think it may have had to do with all of the quality movies that were coming out around that time. Look back at the lineup, and you'll see a lot of classics in there.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 3 months ago
    Henry Cavill Hunts Down a Dangerous Criminal Mastermind in 'Night Hunter'

    Henry Cavill Hunts Down a Dangerous Criminal Mastermind in 'Night Hunter'

    There is no question that Henry Cavill is one of the games biggest actors today, and he shows little signs of slowing down. Ever since he first came on the scene with Showtime's The Tudors, it was pretty obvious this man was destined for bigger things. And that is precisely what has happened since the period drama.
  • Shain Thomas
    Published 3 months ago
    'Instinct:' S02.E08. “Go Figure”

    'Instinct:' S02.E08. “Go Figure”

    In the second of two Instinct episodes, televised on CBS Sunday, August 11, 2019, we found Yale Psychology Professor and NYPD consultant Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) and NYPD Det Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) working “to uncover why an Olympic-hopeful figure skater is killed while on the ice. Also, Det Ryan Stock’s (Travis Van Winkle) case heats up and lands him and Dylan in unusual circumstances and Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews) comes to understand why an old acquaintance has returned to New York.”
  • Shain Thomas
    Published 3 months ago
    'The Hustle' (2019) Review

    'The Hustle' (2019) Review

    In The Hustle, we find Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) and Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) playing their trade as scam artists and swindling naive men out of their money. While Penny doesn’t have rent money, Josephine comes from a different echelon of society, but they both set their sights on the same mark. Consequently, they team up to take the tech prodigy for everything he has. Does this narrative sound at all familiar?
  • Peter P
    Published 3 months ago
    'Avengement' (2019)

    'Avengement' (2019)

    So…prison turned you into a stone-cold killer, did it?Nah, prison didn’t.You and my brother did.
  • Peter P
    Published 3 months ago
    'The Outsider' (2018)

    'The Outsider' (2018)

    When you dishonor your bossand you want to show remorse,you give your finger.It’s called otoshimae.I see you’ve got all your fingers.