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Based on a real-life 1983 incident, The Accused tells the story of Sarah Tobias (Jodie Foster), a working-class party girl who likes to live it up with her friends and flirt hard with the guys. After a fight with her boyfriend, she heads to a local bar to cool down -- and after a few drinks, plus some dancing and flirting, she finds herself thrown on top of a pinball machine and gang-raped by a bunch of locals, while others watch and cheer the proceedings. District attorney Kathryn Murphy (Kelly McGillis) takes Sarah's case but quickly negotiates a plea bargain in which the attackers'… 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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