Guilty By Suspicion details
|Starring:||Martin Scorsese, Patricia Wettig, Sam Wanamaker, George Wendt, Annette Bening, Robert De Niro|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Guilty By Suspicion
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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BRILLIANTBy a customer from England , 28 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Fantastic true story concerning the period that began in 1947 when american drew up a blacklist of communist members and intended to discover all of them. Not only this but any person who had just attended one communist meeting had to appear on trial and give names of their friends to the court, who were then also said to be communist. If you were suspected of being a communist at this time then your life was ruined, you could not get any work, were constantly followed by the secret services and this pressure mounted.
Robert De Niro gives a great performance and the film oozes style, cars, buildings and the music all look genuinely 1950's. Heart stopping moments and thrills occur, overall a great film with a cameo appearance from Martin Scorsese.
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Watch this and learn about historyBy Scottiemac (10 reviews) , 27 Oct 2011Makes a good stab at capturing what it must have been like during the HUAC communist witch hunts era, including the dilemma people were forced to face about betraying their friends. Don't expect the whole story or in depth analysis, that's in the books, but the drama and the tragedy is there.
Definitely worth a viewBy DianainLondon (41 reviews) from London , 11 Feb 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAlthough it didn't get much hoop-la in the press when released, this film centres on the story of a (fictitious) director who had been abroad & returns to LA only to find the beginnings of the blacklisting & House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigations in full swing. It primarily deals with the human aspect: friends turning in friends (or even family members), the job loss created as a result of being purportedly identified as a communist, etc. It was a poignant film. It is clear from those who made up the cast of the film that no one should be persecuted based upon their political beliefs (even if it doesn't agree with the mainstream) and freedom of expression is what the idea of a true free society means. You can't have a true democracy or 'free' society & then persecute those who don't agree with the powers that be. Very relevant even now.
Not badBy a customer from England , 10 Oct 2006I think it's a bit political. But I like Rober DeNiro's act.
De Niro good as everBy a customer from Canterbury, Kent , 24 Jan 2006but what happened, it just got interesting with the hearing and then it finished. Surely someone could have got a better ending than having to read about the US governments behaviour.
A nightmare from history.By jigsawman from North Lanarkshire , 14 Aug 2005A perfect example of what can happen in a free country when prejudice, fear and suspicion of ones fellow citizens is encouraged by the rulers of a country.
Very apt in our current world.