Felony (2014)

Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Felony covers familiar ground but does so with uncommon style, thanks to a thought-provoking script, sharp direction, and powerful work from a talented cast.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A deeply cynical movie masquerading as a complex moral dilemma, the Australian drama "Felony" proves only that skilled actors and slick photography can tart up even the most problematic script.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

There's nothing glamorous about Felony's depiction of police work. These are stressed-out cops, flailing under pressure.

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Anwen Crawford
The Monthly (Australia)

Felony is too close to generic; another story about gruff Australian coppers, and god knows we've had plenty of those. As the moral stakes increased for Mal and his colleagues I found it difficult to care, because I felt as if I'd seen it all before

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Starring a trio of top male actors in splendid roles, the intricate, intimate "Felony" is a police story crossed with a perceptive psychological drama.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Strong acting all 'round helps, but unfortunately this is just a slow ride to nowhere.

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Adam DiLeo
IGN Movies

It's unfortunately weighted down by a plodding pace and a depressing, dull narrative that reveals nothing about the characters or human morality.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's a rare treat to see a suspenseful crime drama delivered with so much nuance and restraint.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

A lifeless Australian morality play about three corrupt police officers who cover up a hit-and-run.

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Nick Schager
Film Journal International

It's potentially juicy morality-play material, but Edgerton's script does nothing novel with it, so that most of Felony is a long, drawn-out slog

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Steve Grady
"Felony" is a good Australian drama film. "Felony" has great acting from "Tom Wilkinson" and "Joel Edgerton", "Jai… More
Todd Smith
After the biggest drug bust of his career, veteran Detective, Malcolm Toohey (Joel Edgerton), enjoys a few drinks with friends before driving home. On the way,… More
Jesse Ortega
Pretty damn good movie that unfortunately loses some steam near its climax. The story, while it doesn't cover new ground, does tell a fairly compelling… More