The Accused
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Simultaneously gut-wrenching and provocative, The Accused follows the struggle of a young woman to find justice after she is publicly gang-raped in a local tavern. While it seems a straightforward enough case, there are some complicating issues involving the character and intent of the victim herself and also the culpability amongst those who witnessed the crime and did nothing to stop it. Sarah Tobias (Jodie Foster in a mesmerizing Oscar-winning turn) is a hard-living sexy little fireball who loves to party with her friends. The night of the rape, she had a fight with her boy friend and so… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Possibly the best performance Foster has even given, and the best of its type"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"Provides a searing account of a gang rape through the story of two women who speak out against this violent crime"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A sobering and seriously well-acted tale of rape and retribution."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"In her first Oscar role, Jodie Foster's gang-raped waitress transforms from a good-time hard-drinking girl to a woman fighting for the self-esteem she never had."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Powerful rape drama."
‑ Fred Topel,
"has a slightly torrid made-for-TV feel to it ..., but is elevated by the superb performances and genuinely empathetic stance its takes"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A atuação intensa e corajosa de Jodie Foster quase redime um filme que, graças à direção burocrática de Kaplan, parece ter sido realizado para a televisão."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...the movie's certainly worth seeing, if only for Foster's award winning performance."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Enough of a social commentary to make it worthwhile"
‑ Christopher Null,
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