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      The Statement

      2003, Mystery & thriller/Drama, 1h 59m

      106 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      The movie bores despite a splendid performance by Michael Caine. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      A Paris magistrate (Tilda Swinton) and a colonel (Jeremy Northam) pursue a man (Michael Caine) in hiding who collaborated with Nazis in occupied France.

      • Rating: R (Violence)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Norman Jewison

      • Producer: Norman Jewison, Robert Lantos

      • Writer: Ronald Harwood, Brian Moore

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $763.0K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

      • Production Co: Serendipity Point Films

      • Sound Mix: Surround

      Cast & Crew

      Michael Caine
      Tilda Swinton
      Jeremy Northam
      Alan Bates
      Frank Finlay
      Matt Craven
      Noam Jenkins
      Peter Wight
      Malcolm Sinclair
      Colin Salmon
      Ronald Harwood
      Michael Cowan
      Mark Musselman
      Normand Corbeil
      Kevin Jewison
      Andrew S. Eisen
      Stephen Rivkin
      Jean Rabasse

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      • Oct 22, 2011

        I really liked the narrative behind this film, however I was slightly confused as to who I should be rooting for. Opening with (and following) Pierre Brossard we can see he is truly sorry for his actions. Is that just to calm his own nerves and make himself feel better? Maybe, but he still pained himself over what he has done which led me to believe we should be on his side and want him to escape. Certainly casting Michael Caine in this role does that. But at the end the filmmakers professed this film to the 7 Jews who were killed all those years ago, so why make their murderer so human and so compassionate? I also found it slightly slow at times when nothing to progress the narrative happened. This is a good film and whilst I won't be watching it for a long while it's something I'll definitely revisit. Thanks in part to Caine's brilliant performance!

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      • Aug 04, 2010

        Cast: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam, Ciarán Hinds, John Neville, Matt Craven, Edward Petherbridge Director: Norman Jewison Summary: The buried sins of the past almost always find a way to surface in the present, as Frenchman Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine) discovers in this drama directed by Norman Jewison. Pierre's quiet life in southern France is disrupted as he's haunted by his betrayals. During World War II, his Nazi sympathizing led to the deaths of 14 Jews. With a Nazi hunter (Tilda Swinton), the police and hired killers on his trail, it's his turn to be the hunted. My Thoughts: "The movie grabbed me right from the start with it's brilliant opening, but unfortunately it doesn't keep with that brilliance the entire film. In about thirty minutes in, it gets quite boring. Not one of Caine's best performances, but a movie he did carry on his own. It's basically him going from church to church in hiding. Not very interesting, but the story is. I wish they would have elaborated on it more then just showing Caine's character on the run. Also, what happened to this film being of french characters, they all sounded pretty british to me. Just not well made."

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      • Apr 24, 2009

        Not one of michael caines best of films its a bit boring really just following him around with his life and it just was very exciting!

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      • Jul 16, 2008

        Michael Caine plays the only interesting part , but even he can't help the sinking feeling of this flat, slow, superficial, unsympathetic tv movie with big aspirations. Too bad to know also that this may be Norman Jewison's last movie.

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