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Review: Above Suspicion is Phillip Noyce’s Worst-Ever Movie

Review: Above Suspicion is Phillip Noyce’s Worst-Ever Movie

In the late 1980s-1990s, Phillip Noyce delivered a slew of entertaining actioners, which include Blind Fury, an American interpretation of the highly popular Zatoichi series starring the late Rutger Hauer and his Jack Ryan diptych starring Harrison Ford: Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, the very best on-screen Tom Clancy adaptations. After the highly underrated Salt in 2010, Noyce’s career took a rapid nosedive with The Giver—one of the dullest Young Adult book-to-screen adaptations released in the last decade. With his latest film, Above Suspicion, based on the true story of the murder of informant Susan Smith by FBI Agent Mark Putnam, Noyce doesn’t seem to care anymore. The film is a stagnant, repulsive and highly caricatured chronicle of a tragic event, featuring appalling...

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