Closed Circuit
Closed Circuit (2013)

In the international suspense thriller "Closed Circuit," a high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. One… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 7, 2014
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
42%
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User Score
31%



Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slick and well acted, Closed Circuit unfortunately never quite works up a full head of steam, with a plot that's alternately predictable and full of holes.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Ropey performances, join-the-dots plotting and nail-shreddingly awful dialogue.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The lawyers are supposed to be former lovers, but the film doesn't allow the leads to display any chemistry; likewise, it doesn't generate any suspense from its tried-and-true conspiracy premise.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

The film's attempts to expose flaws in the criminal justice system or give insights into the war against terror seem superficial, but Closed Circuit is entertaining in a sub-Hitchcock way.

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Aisha Harris
Slate

There are enough genuine moments of surprise to make this genre exercise an invigorating one.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The movie is low-key but each scene is packed with information. Full understanding demands full attention.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Sharp ensemble work ups this thriller's intelligence quotient.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

It's storytelling informed by sloppy, absolutist thinking, and it lends one more uncritical voice to the many who seem unable to distinguish between kinds and degrees of evil ...

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

This is a genre I usually enjoy and while CLOSED CIRCUIT has some shortcomings it's a thought-provoking thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
They see your every move. Good Film! Closed Circuit is a good, although unexceptional, suspense movie. The movie has a strong start but a weak finale, and… More
George Farmer
Closed Circuit is boring, predictable and just all around mediocre. Save yourself the money and the 96 minutes.
Apeneck Fletcher
Though the cast alone seems to promise much, little is actually delivered here. Government conspiracy seems to be the villain but hardly ever shows its face -… More
Walter M.
As the Attorney General(Jim Broadbent) so eloquently puts it, when it comes to the trial of suspected terrorist Farroukh Erdogan(Denis Moschitto), the trial… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Joanna: Defense lawyers who ask the wrong sorts of questions...they're expendable. I have to wonder sometimes how much time and consideration is put into… More
Sol C
I had a mixed reaction to the film. The film seemed a little predictable. I was also questioning their casting choices. What bugged me the most was that the… More