Misconduct

2016

Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 25%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 12113

Synopsis


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Cast

Alice Eve as Charlotte Cahill
Al Pacino as Charles Abrams
Malin Akerman as Emily Hynes
Julia Stiles as Jane Clemente
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English
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1hr 46 min
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1.61 GB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 3 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by petra_ste 5 / 10

Please pardon the theatrics

Misconduct is the most disappointing type of drama/thriller, the one which seems kind of watchable for thirty minutes or so and then, twist after twist, turns into a moronic potboiler.

Lawyer Ben (Josh Duhamel), whose marriage with Charlotte (Alice Eve) has seen better days, meets old flame Emily (Malin Akerman), who teases him into rekindling a relationship and at the same time turns out to be the current girlfriend of rich executive Denning (Anthony Hopkins), against whom Ben's firm, led by Abrams (Al Pacino), has clashed before. Emily shows Ben incriminating data from Denning's personal files, but is then abducted... or is she? And that's just the beginning of a series of labyrinthine, increasingly silly events.

The movie is a ball of noir tropes crumpled together, like a dead-serious version of The Big Lebowski, with femme fatales, trophy partners of smug millionaires, fake kidnappings, mysterious henchmen and a befuddled protagonist stumbling into a string of red herrings and non-sequiturs. Unlike the Coens' sharp, hilarious classic, Misconduct oozes stupidity from every frame.

Duhamel portrays his amoral lawyer doing an effective "Timothy Olyphant passing a kidney stone" impression - at least I suppose that was the intended goal. Byung-hun Lee plays the world's least proficient hit-man, one who attacks his victims by punching them while riding a motorcycle and yet fails to kill someone tied to a chair.

Former titans Hopkins and Pacino probably high-fived between takes at the thought of the umpteenth easy paycheck. Although Pacino does get to utter the line I put in the review title, which serves as a nice meta commentary on the last part of his career.

Poor Alice Eve is uncannily stiff and dead-eyed - not the world's greatest actress to begin with, she gets saddled with an absurd character. Also, casting lookalikes Eve and Akerman (both statuesque, clear-eyed, round-faced, long-haired blondes in their mid-thirties) as, respectively, the protagonist's spouse and potential lover, was an idiotic choice. You want COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TYPES for the contrasting roles of the Wife and the Temptress (think Emily Mortimer/Scarlett Johansson in Match Point), not clones.

Add Julia Stiles (in a minor part as a detective) as another long-haired blonde of similar age and facial structure, and this is starting to look like The Stepford Wives.

5/10

Reviewed by pkpera 2 / 10

Misfortuned

This year I had misfortune to watch some really bad movies. Recent one is Geostorm - but I did not expect much from that. Here, you see 2 famous veterans among actors, some called them 2 greatest and like. And this movie is just one big mess, misfire in all levels, aspects. Everything is bad - direction, story, storytelling, editing, and yes, acting in most cases. Should we blame Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins for bad acting, or rather director and poor script ? Actually, who invested money in this disaster of movie ? As I see, they wanted to make some noir, with twists, something what will keep viewers on edge. Huh, I almost felt asleep at about 1h. There were many scenes witch simply did not make sense, were overdone, too long - like some of motorcycle attacks. Maybe worst was scene where Pacino and Hopkins were together (only one in this mismovie) - maybe it had some sense, but was presented so poorly, and no logic at all. For the end need to mention Alice Eve - did she was on something during filming ? How she passed casting for this movie - was criteria to look doped in all scenes ? Sorry to say such things, but it was some worst acting I ever seen. Rating: 2 - just because some pictures on exhibition were good :-)

Reviewed by olenyverse 8 / 10

Good movie with a good cast, well directed and well written.

This movie concept is a refreshing breeze in from about 20 years ago. Seeing these old masters so seasoned, and newer faces in roles which were once cliché feels like a good homage to "ye olde" 90s thrillers with the legal backdrop. Josh Duhamel was great in the old Harrison Ford role, but for his Tom Cruise running scene he needed two cuts. Tom would never have stood for that. The acting and editing was nuanced and stimulating. It felt like everyone knew they were in a movie with Anthony Hopkins. Nobody phoned it in, not even Pacino. You could feel that all the players really bought into the project. It was a pleasure to watch. Pour the wine, kick off your shoes, enjoy.

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