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Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth? (c) Gravitas Ventures

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thanks to Saville's tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"This is a thought-provoking thriller that asks interesting questions."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Edgerton and Saville have refused to short-change any of their characters, and their complexities ensure an ending that makes you think -- and go on thinking about one of the finest Australian films to come along this year."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"I think the script is excellent and I think the plotting is interesting because this is a film not about police corruption but about police covering up for police and I think it's been well thought out"
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The swaying of the moral tightrope brings tension, contemplation and alarm in this taut and absorbing psychological thriller.. A cracker of a film"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Actors may be the new screenwriters."
‑ Tony Macklin, tonymacklin.net
"An uncomfortably real film about corruption and deceit in the NSW police force."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"The sheer perseverance of all involved (including director Matthew Saville, whose work is superb here) pays one hell of a positive (if punishing) dividend."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"There's an evenness to the direction that slightly inhibits complete engagement but this is another really fine Australian film."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"At its best, it reminds of the powerful corrupt-cop dramas directed by Sydney Lumet. At its worst, it's rampart with the kind of stodgy plot problems that haunts many an Australian dramatic feature."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"This is a smart, sophisticated film, one without obvious heroes and villains, a fine addition to the honour roll of recent Australian crime dramas including Animal Kingdom, Snowtown, Last Ride and Mystery Road."
‑ Stephen Romei, The Australian
"An outstanding, tautly directed, superbly acted film that again proves, as did Animal Kingdom, that Australian filmmakers have a distinctive knack for quality crime dramas that dig deeply into character and the morals that motivate their actions."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"This is gritty cop stuff at its finest. It smells authentic, the dilemmas are immediate and relatable, and the suspense is relentless. And that's just the first five minutes. See it."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"A rich and engaging screenplay that borrows from the police procedural and blends it with the themes of a morality play makes Felony compelling viewing."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"...a better-than-average thriller that bodes well for Edgerton's future endeavors as a screenwriter..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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