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Absence of Malice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great. Excellent Movie. 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like deep, thought provoking movies that keep you really thinking the whole time, watch Absence of Malice. This movie is not for shallow movie watchers (cough, American Pie) but you really need to focus your attention on it to understand the trueness of the movie. In fact, the only weird thing about it is just the photography, slightly skewed at times since it was filmed 20 years ago. Besides that, it is a highly enjoyable, excellent ride.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pertinent, Thought Provoking, Entertaining

    The acting is very good and the screenplay is also very good. There are very likable characters, sympathetic characters, and very unlikable charaters in the movie; a good mix. There are a few subplots but the movie is not difficult to follow as long as you are willing to wait till the end for everything to come together. Wilford Brimley is OUTSTANDING in his brief role as a US District Attorney. If you are clever enough you may figure out what is going on before the climactic scene with Brimley, but it plays out wonderfully. Paul Newman and Sally Field have good dialogue. Although it ends on an up note, it's not an ''everybody feels good at the end'' kind of movie. Some may say the film knocks the press, but upon a deeper look I think it's all about taking responsibility for our actions; something our society is not very good at today. This movie points out how all actions have consequences, often far beyond what you intended. I give it 5 stars. It's one of my all-time favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    Not for the shallow,do my thinking for me. The characters are real life. The Director and all the cast really hit the top. This one will have you guessing from one moment to the next,angry,sad and happy. I first saw it over 20 years ago and still remember the feelings while watching.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Paul Newman is outstanding as Michael Gallagher.

    Meghan Carter (Sally Field) is a reporter who uncovers what she believes is a true story regarding Michael Gallagher (Paul Newman) -- that he was somehow involved in the disappearance of Joseph Diaz. In her rush to get this story to print, she doesn't consider how her actions will affect others. What's even worse, Meghan meets Michael when he comes to the newspaper office asking about the source of story. After several meetings, Meghan discovers that she's very attached to Michael Gallagher. When she publishes a story from Michael's alibi witness, Teresa, that he was not involved in the crime, Teresa kills herself that morning as it contained a secret that Teresa did not want to make known.

    Sally Fields and Paul Newman give superb acting in this movie and I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Newman at his best.

    Excellent movie. I saw it when it first came out and have purchased it for my movie library of classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't see this movie

    I watched the movie Absence of Malice in my English Class. The movie was hard to understand and was retarded. In fact, you could say the movie ''sucked butt''!

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