Director: Jonathan Kaplan
I generally approach issue based movies skeptically. They usually sink in the swamp of sentimentality. Not the Accused, a strong film about the gang rape case that happens in the backroom of a bar. Though it’s really not about the rapists or convicting them. It’s about those who not only witnessed the crime but the worst kinds, encouraged, clapped and cheered for it, like a sport. Jodie Foster plays the victim and Kelly McGillis is the assistant DA who puts those on the stand and run the trial. It’s a disturbing film meant to shake you and it does.
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