True Confessions (1981)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

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  • Robert Duvall and Kenneth McMillan in True Confessions (1981)
  • Robert Duvall in True Confessions (1981)
  • Charles Durning in True Confessions (1981)
  • Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall in True Confessions (1981)
  • Robert De Niro in True Confessions (1981)
  • Robert De Niro in True Confessions (1981)

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1 July 2004 | Troopie
Two greats at their best
I had high hopes for this film, with De Niro and also the rarely if ever disappointing Robert Duvall, two of the best actors around. I wasn't disappointed. This is a very understated, gently told story of church & police politics, of corruption, of brothers & of the way our decisions affect our future lives. As he so often does, Duvall steals the film but he has tough competition from the likes of Cusack (brilliantly cynical), Meredith &, of course, De Niro. I have watched this film several times & have even transferred it onto DVD so that I may continue to enjoy it. If you're looking for thrills or excitement, rent something else. But if you're looking for good characters, a believable plot & a strangely unforgettable film, I recommend this one.

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