The Accused
The Accused (1988)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2002
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95%
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79%



Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Clint Morris
Film Threat

Possibly the best performance Foster has even given, and the best of its type

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Provides a searing account of a gang rape through the story of two women who speak out against this violent crime

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A sobering and seriously well-acted tale of rape and retribution.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Powerful rape drama.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

has a slightly torrid made-for-TV feel to it ..., but is elevated by the superb performances and genuinely empathetic stance its takes

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie's certainly worth seeing, if only for Foster's award winning performance.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Enough of a social commentary to make it worthwhile

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's an important film with an important message. In terms of quality, better courtroom dramas have been made, but the film succeeds due to the… More
Melvin White
Sarah Tobias: What the hell are you talking about? You saw me at the hospital, what you think I asked for that? Is that what you think?  "The first scream… More
Spencer S.
A painfully uncomfortable subject matter and several very shocking scenes make "The Accused" one of the more explorative and unpleasant big budget… More
Dean !
A decent film, looking a little dated now. Not the best performances of either of the two leads, personally surprised to read Jodie got an Oscar for this?… More
Samuel Riley
This is a very shocking film,which has a lot of relevance in society when compared to most films. The film is based around the vulnerability of women in… More
Wahida K
The first scream was for help. The second is for justice.