The Accused details
|Starring:||Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin, Bernie Coulson, Peter van Norden, Ann Hearn, Jodie Foster, Tom O'Brien, Leo Rossi, Kelly McGillis|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Jul 2002|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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UnsurpassedBy Cesca (47 reviews) from Bridge of Allan , 11 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Having waited for weeks to see Flightplan, and having been sorely disappointed, I went back to The Accused. This is just a great film. The acting and direction are flawless. You squirm and are appalled as the story unfolds, and you are kept hanging on till the very end to get the full horror of the event, and then the eventual outcome. Still a potent and relevant film today.
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Realistic and gets your emotions going!By a customer , 02 Aug 2013This film was incredible, having only recently watched it I was expecting the film to seem very dated and as a result not very good, but I was wrong, it is a dated film, but the storyline, the way it unfolds and the acting was better than a lot of film releases today. The story felt extremely real, mainly because it was acted so well, and I like the way the film doesnt just open with a rape scene, you get to follow the story along and make your own opions/judgements and then see what did really occur and whether you were right or wrong. The rapists and 'onlookers' as the desciption describes really do make your skin crawl, again, from very good acting, to the point you want to shout at the TV! The rape scene does look extremely realistic, so be wary of that, but even though its a movie based around rape it doesnt feel like that as the court case is what you're really interested in. Overall a really good film, definately worth a watch!
A faultless film ....By Katya1 (49 reviews) , 06 Jun 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This is Jodie Foster at her best, aged 26, and along with her an equally fantastic performance from Kelly McGillis as her attorney. It makes for a compelling film, based on a true story, and conveys all the horror of this brutal crime against women.
Jodie foster in her early yearsBy Benleigh (5 reviews) , 18 Feb 2013Not seen film for years and was well worth watching again Jodie Foster looks well young a worthwhile movie great
A gritty, but thoughtful, film. 9/10.By Graham from UK , 29 Jan 2011OK, so this is an old film, but one I had not seen and my wife, who thoroughly recommended it to me, had. After some playful Hollywood films the week previous we were itching for something gritty, and The Accused delivered perfectly. The story follows a young girl who is attacked at a bar by a group of men one drunken night out. The story starts with her reporting the incident to the police and cleverly relays the nights incidents leading up to the eventual trials. As the film progresses slowly, but always keeping you engaged, you learn more about the young girl brilliantly portrayed by Jodie Foster, and her less than wholesome background. This and the fact that the true horrors of the events are not revealed till the end make you doubt her claims, or at least understand her solicitors decisions, before witnessing the true events in a ending that may be hard to watch for some people. A gritty, but thoughtful, film on a very serious and real subject. Still holds up well even today too! 9/10. 5 Stars.
The AccusedBy a customer from Leeds , 17 Sep 2010This is a powerful film that challenges stereotypes and just about avoids the potential for sentimentality in the story. I thought it was let down by the gratuitously drawn out detailing of the rape scene which was pretty hard going but not totally convincing.