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      American Crime

      R 2004 1 hr. 37 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 19% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A news team (Annabella Sciorra, Kip Pardue) hunts for a serial killer who stalks victims via videotape and then records the ghastly deed. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member poor acting, sub-par story, a complete wast of time Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member just shit-don't bother Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This film is an interesting story especially with the intriguing ending. I'm still amazed by the ending. I don't want to give it away but I was confused between did they leave it open or was it really that crazy. Loved it. Don't get me wrong, it's not the best film out there and you need not run out and get it. The script wasn't the best written and the acting was horrific. The only performance that I felt was adequate for the film was Cary Elwes. This is definitely a run of a mill horror film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review bill t A pretty average thriller is made much more uh, interesting with Cary Elwes coming in and putting in THE most "What was he thinking?" characterisation and accent I've seen in a looooong while. The story is about a local camera crew trying to figure out who's behind the killings of local women. They recieve mysterious tapes at the station, and they're of the women the killer is stalking! This gets the attention of a crime show, called "Amercian Crime" which is hosted as Elwes. OK, now, on to his character.. Try to imagine Cary Elwes imitating John Huston imitating Robert Stack, and you have a pretty good idea of where this is coming from. MAJOR scene chewing from Elwes is in place here, so much so, that, yes, it distracts from the story. So much so, we're trying to figure out if this, yes, is indeed a comedy, the way Elwes carries on. I mean, what was the director thinking? Or was indeed, a "Living In Oblivion" type of thing? (I need to see that again) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't like this thriller. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member ** (out of four) I think almost every single angle has been done on the whole serial killer genre. It's been done, pardon the pun, to death. "American Crime" tries its best to add another gimicky side to it, but it ends up being just another routine thriller. A killer is on the loose and he likes to videotape his victims as he stalks and kills them. He then sends the tape to his next intended victim. Thinking this is a story that will launch their careers, a small town news crew with a reporter (Rachael Leigh Cook), a cameraman (Kip Pardue) and a producer (Annabella Sciorra) try and investigate the murders, but things change when one of them receives a tape in the mail. Nothing much here to recommend. Cary Elwes as a rival news reporter overplays his character and helps in bringing the entire movie down. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a complete and utter mess. Rated: 1/4 Mar 2, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A news team (Annabella Sciorra, Kip Pardue) hunts for a serial killer who stalks victims via videotape and then records the ghastly deed.
      Dan Mintz
      Executive Producer
      Bing Wu
      Jack Moore, Jeff Ritchie
      Production Co
      Lightning Entertainment, Pacesetter Productions International
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 8, 2005