True Crime
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Steve Everett is an investigative reporter with a lot of problems. An alcoholic, he's only been sober for two months. An unrelenting womanizer, he's on the verge of being thrown out by his wife, Barbara. Thanks to his messy personal life, he was fired from the New York Times. He has since relocated to the West Coast and The Oakland Tribune. The move to the West Coast and the last-chance job haven't really influenced Everett's style much, which is infuriating to the Tribune's stiff-necked city editor, Bob Findley. Furthermore, Everett's unorthodox conduct has personal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A beat-the-clock thriller with an edge of moral gravity."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"Eastwood handles it professionally, intelligently, and beautifully."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A riveting and moral drama about an antihero who comes through despite all his flaws."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A respectable film, particularly in its unequivocal details involving the characters and genuinely unpredictable outcome."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Forget the mystery thriller plot... succeeds more as a study of character."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Hard to swallow."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Not so much a nail-biting whodunit as it is a picture puzzle of a self-destructive type in overdrive, weaving from one misstep to another to, eventually and accidentally, the right answer."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"The story drifts away, and the movie is structured in a conventional way that lets us know it won't end tragically."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Few films cheapen their own material so blatantly."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"This is the old gritty Clint -- the "Do you feel lucky punk?" Clint."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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