Find Me Guilty
Find Me Guilty (2006)

A wise guy turns his own trial upside down by serving as his own lawyer in this comedy drama based on a true story. In 1987, an extensive investigation into the activities of the Lucchese crime family led to charges being filed against most… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Find Me Guilty's excessive length and heavy-handed narrative keep it from reaching its full potential, but Vin Diesel's performance is well worth watching.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's hard to do anything in court that hasn't been done before. It's a static situation, and points are scored in tiny increments. No big witness-stand breakdowns, no tearful confessions. Thus, boredom creeps in.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This may be the most Brechtian thing Lumet has ever done -- a movie that repeatedly challenges us to think and then to reconsider.

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Cole Smithey

If watching a jury disregard mountains of damning evidence in favor of a charismatic gangster who calls himself a "gagster" seems a morally challenging proposition, well that's all part of the bargain in Lumet's topical drama.

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Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

If you didn't know you were watching Vin Diesel in Find Me Guilty, you wouldn't know you were watching Vin Diesel. And that's a compliment.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

As Vin Diesel plays him in a likable, image-adjusting turn -- prosthetically fat, thick of Jersey accent -- Jackie (who died in 2004) was about as sweet as a career criminal can be.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

What on the surface seems like a regular court drama with a little humor thrown in for good measure actually works as a wicked satire on the American judicial system.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[Lumet's] crowning masterpiece.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A film guilty off moral stupidity and misguided hero worship.

Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Could not be more relevant at a repressive time in US history when the erosion and abuse of civil rights of those presumed guilty is nearly as big an issue as the plight of the innocent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Sidney Lumet returns to the courtroom with this dramedy based on (one of) the longest criminal trials in history ever. It's a fictionalized take, however… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy."</i> A wise guy turns his own trial upside down by serving as his own lawyer in this… More
Al S
An outragious, compelling, intelligent, powerful and unforgettable movie. Totally gripping, surprisingly moving and relentlessly enjoyable. It's a… More
Tim Sigur
Not a bad little film. Vin Diesel is charming and, actually, watchable in the movie. He does a good job with the character and there was a certain scene where I… More
Dan Schultz
An original, watchable movie with shades of "My Cousin Vinny" appearing here and there, making this an entertaining two hours, anchored in large part… More
Michael S
Great, very underrated film. Vin Diesel's best performance.