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171 Ratings

Presumed Innocent

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
United States, 1990
Crime, Drama, Thriller


When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered, the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.

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Presumed Innocent Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Awards & Festivals

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1991 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture

Critics reviews

With the screenplay sticking mainly to the procedural aspects of a traditional courtroom drama, director Alan J. Pakula finds nuance in the material by keying in on the underlying tensions and strategic maneuverings of morally compromised people. And in this vein, the film’s understated aesthetic imparts a decidedly murkier sensibility regarding its own thematic implications.
July 30, 2013
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