True Crime
True Crime (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 10, 1999
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

A beat-the-clock thriller with an edge of moral gravity.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Eastwood handles it professionally, intelligently, and beautifully.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A riveting and moral drama about an antihero who comes through despite all his flaws.

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Michael Dequina

Forget the mystery thriller plot... succeeds more as a study of character.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hard to swallow.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

This is the old gritty Clint -- the "Do you feel lucky punk?" Clint.

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Rob Gonsalves

The story drifts away, and the movie is structured in a conventional way that lets us know it won't end tragically.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Few films cheapen their own material so blatantly.

Harry Haun
Film Journal International

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
A really powerful story about fighting to the very end and never giving up. Clint Eastwood of course does a great job as a womanizing hot shot reporter, but… More
Lady D'arbanville
An easy watching film, but certainly not one of Eastwood?s best - Acting wise or Directing. There are many other films that share the theme of this one and in… More
Chris Garman
A distant relative of His Girl Friday, True Crime is about a reporter (Clint Eastwood) at the bottom of his career writing for a small news paper after botching… More
Drew Smith
True Crime is flawed but still largely enjoyable, with an ending that confirmed my deepest suspicions: that the movie would end up as Hollywood formula. It is… More
Jason Owens
Very enjoyable drama about an innocent family man who's on death row. Can Eastwood interject and save the man's life or is he already too late?
Dean McKenna
Brilliant and thrilling with Eastwood as a reporter who believes a San Quentin Death Row prisoner is innocent and scramble to save him before the clock is… More