Criminal Intent (2005)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Crime, Thriller

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A former defense lawyer, now working as a divorce lawyer is asked to represent her best friends husband who has been accused of her murder.

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George Erschbamer


George Erschbamer, Peter Layton

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31 March 2012 | blanche-2
| Must agree in part with caa821
IMDb member Caa821 felt the comments were more entertaining than the movie. I think Caa821's comments were more entertaining than the movie.

"Criminal Intent" follows the Lifetime TV template to a 'T': familiar stars (Vanessa Angel and Linda Purl), with the rest of the cast being not only unfamiliar but fairly poor actors; filmed in Canada; derivative; moves slowly; predictable.

Angel plays a defense attorney turned divorce attorney whose good friend is murdered, with the woman's ex-husband being accused. He wants her to go back to her defense roots and represent him, even though she handled their divorce. She agrees and comes up against a tough DA (Purl).

There is a twist in the story, but I don't know who's comparing this to Alfred Hitchcock. The acting is lethargic, and Angel's collagen lips are distracting.

As I mentioned in a previous post, these mindless Lifetime movies are great for a Sunday afternoon or when you're trying to sleep, and they give work to formerly prolific actors like Purl. I have to commend Lifetime for hiring 40+ actresses who find themselves "aged out" of Hollywood.

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Crime | Thriller


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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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CAD 1,100,000 (estimated)

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