Under Suspicion (2000, United States)

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Under Suspicion  2000 mystery movie

Running time: 110 minutes

Language: English

Locations: the story takes place in San JuanPuerto RicoPuerto Rico

During a San Sebastian Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico influential local lawyer Henry Hearst is asked by the police Captain Victor Benezet to come down to the station to answer few questions regarding his recent witness report. During jogging with the dog one day Hearst stumbled upon body of a murdered young girl hidden in the bushes and police wants to clarify some details of his story. It is not convenient for Hearst, especially since he is about to give a speech on charity dinner, but he visits the police station and meets the investigators. Even though the whole scene looks like meeting of good friends and just routine chat, with each answer Hearst seems to be losing credibility and Benezet seems to be convinced there is something wrong with lawyer’s story. Before the interrogation is over from witness Hearst becomes prime suspect in murders of more than one young girl. Captain Benezet is under pressure since the elite of the island expects Hearst to be present at the charity dinner, but now he has to solve the case before midnight or let the lawyer go.

Remake of classic French movie Garde a vue from 1981, made with great cast (phenomenal duo Hackman and Freeman as main characters) and even moving the story to tropical island did not changed the gloomy atmosphere. The tension between lawyer and detective, the complexity of the case, the psychological layers of the story, all of it makes this movie a perfect crime thriller. Pity that original ending was changed in American version, but apart from that it is classic movie.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

10 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

5 / 5


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Creators of Under Suspicion

Stephen Hopkins films

Stephen Hopkins


John Wainwright films


Tom Provost films


W. Peter Iliff films


Cast of Under Suspicion

Gene Hackman films

Gene Hackman

as Henry Hearst

Morgan Freeman films

Morgan Freeman

as Captain Victor Benezet

Monica Bellucci films

Monica Bellucci

as Chantal Hearst

Thomas Jane films

Thomas Jane

as Detective Felix Owens

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