films seen
7/52
average score
1.42*
nationality
USA - 86 years old
status
R.I.P. (1924 - 2011)
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Dubious filler

The Verdict

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1982 / 129m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Verdict poster

Plain forgettable

Night Falls on Manhattan

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1997 / 113m - USA
Genre
Crime, Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Night Falls on Manhattan poster

Guilty as Sin

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1993 / 107m - USA
Genre
Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Sidney Lumet is a pretty big name in cinema, apparently that hasn't kept him from directing some truly mediocre thrillers. Guilty as Sin feels like a bland, dispirited straight-to-video release in every single way possible. It's the kind of shelf filler that would disgrace video stores in the 90s, genre fare that was meant to be consumed and forgotten.

Jennifer is a young, female lawyer looking to build a career. When she takes on David's case it looks like an ideal opportunity to rise in the ranks, but soon enough Jennifer finds herself battling an unruly client. David is a scumbag who keeps taunting Jennifer, but she has no choice but to defend him in court.

Poor performances, bland cinematography, a non-score and a very basic plot make this an extremely forgettable film. No doubt De Mornay and Johnson were big enough to draw some unsuspecting souls to watch the film, just as Lumet's name may have convinced a confused shopper, but this is little more than a bland 90s thriller.

Family Business

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1989 / 110m - USA
Genre
Crime, Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Family Business poster

Network

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1976 / 121m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Network poster

Dog Day Afternoon

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1975 / 125m - USA
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Dog Day Afternoon poster

Irritation overload

12 Angry Men

by Sidney Lumet
Specifics
1957 / 96m - USA
Genre
Crime, Drama
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
12 Angry Men poster