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Felony (2014)

Felony

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

October 17, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

100 min.

Studio

Gravitas Ventures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Matthew Saville

Producer

Lisa Wilson, Myles Nestel, Rosemary Blight, Joel Edgerton

Screenwriter

Joel Edgerton

Starring

Story


Is a lie defensible if it protects the innocent? If the truth wouldn't change a tragic course of events, does it matter? These thorny moral questions are at the heart of "Felony", a thriller that brings together three leading men at the top of their respective games. Fuelled by a complex script by Joel Edgerton and tight direction by Matthew Saville, Felony is a stylish, gripping, compulsively watchable story with an almost unsolvable dilemma at its core.

Malcolm Toohey (Edgerton) has it all: a terrific family and a reputation as an upright cop, a job he loves. One night, after celebrating a successful arrest, he makes a terrible mistake, then, to cover up that mistake, he makes the decision to lie about it - with tragic consequences. Complicit in the affair is senior officer Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson), an assertive watchdog of "the brethren," whose new partner Jim Melic (Jai Courtney) has the youthful arrogance of knowing very well, he thinks, what is right and what is wrong.

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Tom Wilkinson stars as Detective Carl Summer in Gravitas Ventures' Felony (2014)
Joel Edgerton in Gravitas Ventures' Felony (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a contemplative cop thriller driven by three nuanced lead performances and plenty of moral ambiguity..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“.."Felony" is undone by a story that prefers sensationalist melodrama over tackling the much more interesting ethical dilemmas it brings up for its characters..”
by Kevin Jagernauth [The Playlist]
“..an outstanding, mostly Australian cast working with a morally complex script by lead actor Joel Edgerton makes Felony an absolutely gripping and realistic crime tale..”
by Darren Ruecker [We Got This Covered]