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Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit
  • 2013
  • UK/US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Crowley
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent
  • UK release: 25 October 2013

At the trial of a suspected terrorist bomber, defence counsels Martin Rose (Bana) and Claudia Simmons-Howe (Hall) begin to suspect that they're part of a wider conspiracy. Crowley's thriller raises interesting questions about the UK legal system, but a romantic sub-plot is unnecessarily melodramatic and a genuinely impressive cast is largely wasted.

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Closed Circuit

29 Oct 20132 stars

Eric Bana, Jim Broadbent and Rebecca Hall underserved by John Crowley's melodramatic legal thriller

John Crowley’s Closed Circuit sets itself up as an intelligent examination of the British judicial system in the wake of the war on terror but eventually falls some way short of having anything worthwhile to say. It begins in emphatic fashion, with a…

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