Above Suspicion

critic Reviews

, 29% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    There's more than enough meat on the bones of this true story for a film like Above Suspicion, but director Phillip Noyce can't figure out how to tell it in a way that's more interesting than a Wikipedia entry.
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    Craig D. LindseyAV Club
    Shot way back in 2016, but only now reaching American theaters and digital services, Above Suspicion plays exactly like a movie you'd expect to sit on the shelf for years, no one pushing hard for its release.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Sex, drugs and J. Edgar-sized violations of FBI ethics rules.
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    Al HornerEmpire Magazine
    What Above Suspicion lacks in flashy direction, it makes up for in strong performances and gripping true-life material to draw from.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Shy of committing either to its rural noir trappings or its hovering air of mordant black comedy.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The stranger-than-fiction weirdness and emotional dysfunction are what's interesting here, and the film doesn't quite take the lid off it. But Clarke is effective as Smith and carries the picture.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    It's difficult to find a rooting interest in any of the unscrupulous miscreants in this backwoods potboiler.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    Above Suspicion has its moments, but it never feels as if we're discovering anything revelatory as we follow these characters on their predictably doomed journeys.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    The most prominent signifier of the movie's cluelessness is the repeated use of the singular "y'all," a usage that only really exists in the minds of non-Southerners trying to talk like Southerners.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    It's not a particularly special film-the genre has been done and overdone-but it is anchored by a stellar performance by the always-riveting Emilia Clarke.
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