• Closed Circuit (2013)

Closed Circuit

Release Date: August 28th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2014

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, Erdogan's lawyer dies, and a new defense attorney, Martin Rose (Eric Bana), steps in. Martin and Claudia are former lovers, a fact which must remain hidden. As Martin assembles his case, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy, placing him and Claudia in danger.

Cast: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Riz Ahmed, Anne-Marie Duff, Denis Moschitto, Kenneth Cranham

Director: John Crowley

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: London, Gripping, Prison, 2010s, Quest, Pursuit, Judge, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    The whole picture is lifeless and without consequence. show more

  • 45
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Even as a fantasy about where a lack of transparency might go, left unchecked, it's storytelling informed by sloppy, absolutist thinking, and it lends one more uncritical voice to the many who seem unable to distinguish between kinds and degrees of evil. show more

  • 50
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    A couple of scenes toward the end do generate the suspense that the whole movie needed. But the impact is too muted, and an air of tired familiarity ultimately curdles the entire enterprise. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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