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An American Crime (2007)

An American Crime

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 17, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

92 min.

Studio

First Look Studios

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Tommy O'Haver

Producer

Jocelyn Hayes, Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson, Katie Roumel, Kevin Turen, Christine Vachon, Henry Winterstern

Screenwriter

Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner

Starring

Story


"This," said Prosecutor Leroy New, "has been the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana." It was the first crime of child abuse that broke through reticence and denial to register with the public. In Tommy O'Haver's film, "An American Crime," Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener portrays Gertrude Baniszewski, the seemingly ordinary housewife who imprisons and tortures a beautiful teenager, played by Gemini Award winner Ellen Page, in the basement of her house - two portrayals that will resonate with audiences long after they leave the theatre. "An American Crime," which also stars James Franco and Bradley Whitford, was produced by First Look Studios and Killer Films/John Wells.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..lack of any transcendent artistic qualities..”
by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
“..unpleasant at every turn..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..both morbidly riveting and psychologically sickening - definitely not a film for the weak of heart..”
by Sally Foster [Film Threat]