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Under Suspicion

Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane & Monica Bellucci

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Stephen Hopkins and star Morgan Freeman, a making-of featurette, cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06059
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 110
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1999
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/02/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Hopkins
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on Garde a Vue by Claude Miller, Jean Herman and Michel Audiard, and the novel Brainwash by John Wainwright, Under Suspicion stars Morgan Freeman as Puerto Rican Police Captain Victor Benezet who is investigating the murders of two young girls. Henry Hearst (Hackman) is a prominent attorney who has witnessed one of the crimes. However, upon his questioning at police headquarters, Benezet comes to suspect that Hearst may not have simply been a witness to the crimes. (Laurie Sevano)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits pleasing image quality, with rich and warm hues, balanced fleshtones, and deep blacks. Stylized overtones are occasionally used. Contrast and shadow detail are naturally rendered. Occasional source element artifacts are noticed, as well as a slight amount of grain. Edge enhancement is apparent. The picture has a rough, grimy look that seems a bit harsh at times, with minor pixelization. Other scenes are slightly hazy, but contribute to the mysterious look of the film. (Suzanne Hodges)

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