#873 True Confessions (1981)

True Confessions is a interesting experience of having wide range elements mixed in (the catholic church and its game of power and money, a murder mystery, drama between the brothers and their personal redemption to name a few) but still ending up a slow and unsatisfying experience.

The movie can’t seem to make up its mind whether it’s a murder thriller, a whodunnit, a conspiracy drama, character study or a religious statement. Especially the themes of catholic corruption and quilt failed to grab me and I can’t help but to think that if those elements were tuned down quite a bit, this could’ve been a somewhat decent crime movie.

The movie also misses one of those ’big’ scenes towards the culmination point that usually help to make these kind of movies memorable.

True Confessions features the talent of Robert Duvall and Robert DeNiro who both manage to make the very best out of their roles and remind us what an Oscar quality acting work looks like.

80s-o-meter: 23%

Total: 52%