True Confessions (1981)In 1940s Los Angeles, Detective Tom Spellacy probes into the savage murder of a woman found dumped in an empty lot, not knowing that he will have to clash with his younger brother, a worldly ambitious monsignor.Keywords:
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Directors of "True Confessions (1981)"Ulu GrosbardBirthdate: 9 January 1929, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Creators of "True Confessions (1981)"John Gregory DunneBirthdate: 25 May 1932, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Critic Reviews of "True Confessions (1981)"Washington PostDecember 18, 2015
Des is another solitary soul, but perhaps he's the most subtle and accessible solitary De Niro has yet embodied -- a man whose isolation draws you closer instead of giving you the willies.TIME MagazineMarch 07, 2011
Two exciting, dangerous actors have little to do: Duvall spends too much time pacing and waiting; De Niro's big scene has him hanging up his vestments.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Given the powerhouse topline casting combo and provocative theme, True Confessions has to be chalked up as something of a disappointment.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Numerous vital characters are dropped and the case-solving stripped of its complexity, with the resulting film over-linear and one-dimensional.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
True Confessions contains scenes that are just about as good as scenes can be. Then why does the movie leave us disoriented and disappointed, and why does the ending fail dismally?New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
Quite simply it's one of the most entertaining, most intelligent and most thoroughly satisfying commercial American films in a very long time.TV GuideMarch 07, 2011
A fascinating film that exposes the dark underside of the Catholic Church and fixes it firmly in the seedy, corrupt world of film noir.Old School ReviewsFebruary 02, 2007
Acting compensates for disappointing endingFantastica DailyOctober 21, 2005
An atmospheric, always-intriguing mystery that works equally well as a perceptive character study. One of the very best films of the 1980s.Spirituality and PracticeJanuary 30, 2002
Robert Duvall puts in a top-drawer performance in this crime drama mixing sleuthing and sacraments, crime and confession - one of the best films of 1981.
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