• A Crooked Somebody (2018)

A Crooked Somebody

Release Date: October 5th, 2018

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Michael's minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael (Richard Sommer) doesnt see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town-to-town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor's (Clifton Collins Jr.) desperation to make contact with the other side. Intent on saving his life and his floundering career, Michael sets out to become a celebrity TV psychic by solving the mystery of a high-profile crime in the national spotlight.

Cast: Clifton Collins Jr. , Amy Madigan , Ed Harris , Joanne Froggatt , Amanda Crew , Rich Sommer

Director: Trevor White

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Star Thrower Entertainment,Storyboard Entertainment,Synergics Films

Distributors: Vertical Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    A Crooked Somebody is smarter than the usual thriller. show more

  • 85
    Maitland McDonaghFilm Journal International

    A Crooked Somebody (the title derives from pastor Sam’s unheeded advice that “it’s better to be an honest nobody…”) is a meticulously balanced blend of character-based drama and genre conventions. show more

  • 75
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com

    It’s not a groundbreaking piece of work, and I wish it embraced its indie, Hartley-esque roughness a bit more instead of trying to be too polished in the final act, but it’s always nice when a movie with little to no buzz sneaks up on you like this one did for me. show more

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