Featured In Issue 206, April/May 2016

WSR Score4
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Language, violence nd some sexuality/nudity.
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Shintaro Shimosawa
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Misconduct tells the story of an ambitious lawyer (Duhamel), who is seduced by his ex-girlfriend (Akerman) and presented with evidence incriminating a corrupt pharmaceutical executive that she works for. He finds himself caught in a power struggle between the pharmaceutical manger (Hopkins) and his firm's senior partner (Pacino). When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses not only his wife (Eve), but his career, and possibly his own life. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 15:08), three deleted scenes (HD 03:26), the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture projects natural imagery, with stylized segments that exhibit engaging lighting effects, for a cinematic appearance, with well-balanced contrast. The lighting is subdued through much of the movie, but shadow delineation is generally good, and black levels are naturally rendered. The color palette never is exaggerated, and fleshtones are naturally hued. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail evident throughout, especially in close-ups of facial features, hair, clothes, and object texture. This is a very pleasing and engaging visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused but ambiance atmospherics are subtly effective in terms of surround envelopment and realism. The orchestral music score is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends effectively to the surrounds. Deep bass is at times prominent in the .1 LFE channel, which adds a sense of mystery. A scene in a dance club further excites the .1 LFE channel, which further adds to the intense aggressive surround dance music. Dialogue is generally natural sounding, though, at times wanting in spatial integration. This is a real moody sonic experience that is engaging throughout. (Gary Reber)