Saturday, August 31 2013, 04:00 PM MDT
Movie Review: Closed Circuit
2.5 out of 5 StarsDirector: John CrowleyStarring: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim BroadbentRated: RGenre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerRecommended To: Those looking for a mediocre thriller kept afloat by its talented cast.
Synopsis: Two lawyers (Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall) with a romantic past are asked to defend a suspected terrorist responsible for organizing a crowded-market bombing. The truth that uncover jeopardizes their lives.
Review: Closed Circuit has a first-rate British cast. Unfortunately Steven Knights (Eastern Promises, Amazing Grace) screenplay isn't remotely on the same level. The story is simply a by-the-numbers affair that offers the sort of twists that are all too expected. It should feel claustrophobic, but the tension is never really there. Still, Rebecca Hall is always a joy to watch and Eric Bana, who is often underrated, keeps pace nicely. Close Circuit entertains, but it never challenges the audience.
-Ryan Michael Painter