Above Suspicion

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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's all interesting stuff, but not fodder for a movie. There's not enough there for a movie like this to fill in.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    There's more than enough meat on the bones of this true story for a film like Above Suspicion, but director Phillip Noyce can't figure out how to tell it in a way that's more interesting than a Wikipedia entry.
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    Craig D. LindseyAV Club
    Shot way back in 2016, but only now reaching American theaters and digital services, Above Suspicion plays exactly like a movie you'd expect to sit on the shelf for years, no one pushing hard for its release.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Sex, drugs and J. Edgar-sized violations of FBI ethics rules.
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    Al HornerEmpire Magazine
    What Above Suspicion lacks in flashy direction, it makes up for in strong performances and gripping true-life material to draw from.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Shy of committing either to its rural noir trappings or its hovering air of mordant black comedy.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    The story, even if true, never seems authentic.
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    JK SoojaCommon Sense Media
    While Above Suspicion valiantly tries to equal its real-life counterpart in terms of shock and awe, most of the drama that leads up to the end feels stale and uninspired.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A throwback to the worst aspects of '90s thriller filmmaking.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The cheap-looking and tawdry drama Above Suspicion is based on a true crime story, but the movie foolishly gives away the ending at the very beginning of the film. [There is] morbid 'voice from the dead' narration from the movie's main character.
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