Closed Circuit
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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 morning, a busy London market is decimated by an explosion. In the manhunt that follows, only one member of the suspected terrorist cell survives: Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto), who is arrested and jailed. Preparations begin for what promises to be the trial of the century. But there's a hitch: the government will use classified evidence to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ropey performances, join-the-dots plotting and nail-shreddingly awful dialogue."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Layered with strongly crafted characters, and snaking thriller plot, the results are compelling, thought provoking, and highly entertaining."
‑ Erin Free, FILMINK (Australia)
"Even allowing that the shortcomings of tactfulness are partly what it's about, the film's own tactfulness feels vaguely unsatisfying."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"There are enough genuine moments of surprise to make this genre exercise an invigorating one."
‑ Aisha Harris, Slate
"The movie is low-key but each scene is packed with information. Full understanding demands full attention."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"A story that hinges on a point of legalese is every bit as dreary as it sounds."
‑ , Daily Record [UK]
"With superficial characters, this look at the British justice system is a dour disappointment."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Sharp ensemble work ups this thriller's intelligence quotient."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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 ..."
‑ Ella Taylor, NPR
"This is a genre I usually enjoy and while CLOSED CIRCUIT has some shortcomings it's a thought-provoking thriller."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The real star of the film is the camera, forever peering at the actors from across streets, around corners, behind windows, and through gates."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"A twisty, attention-demanding legal thriller, it works for about half its length before the plotting and plausibility suddenly, inexplicably turn to water."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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