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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Eric Bana
Rebecca Hall
Ciarán Hinds
Jim Broadbent
Directors
John Crowley
Screenwriters
Steven Knight
Running Time
96 minutes

Closed Circuit
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Plot
A massive car bomb at Borough Market leaves a hundred dead and a suspect in the hands of the British legal system. But with MI5 muscling in and the Attorney General (Broadbent) demanding a closed trial, defending QCs Martin Rose (Bana) and Claudia Simmons-Howe (Hall) sense that the odds are stacked against them. Then there's their own mutual past...


Verdict
With Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things, screenwriter Steven Knight has proved his ear for London's darker rhythms. Here, though, there's little to raise the pulse.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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