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With Bana and Hall, How Did 'Closed Circuit' Fail To Please?


Eric Bana Rebecca Hall Jim Broadbent John Crowley

Closed Circuit, the new crime-thriller from Is Anybody There? director John Crowley, has failed to impress the critics ahead of its highly anticipated release this week. The international suspense thriller features a glittering cast including Eric Bana, the superb Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent, though was criticized for its pacing and urgency.

The movie focuses on a high-profile terrorism case that unexpectantly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team. One morning, a busy London market is hit by an bombing, though only one member of the accused survives and is arrested and jailed.

Preparations begin for one of the trials of the century, though here's the hitch: the government will use classified information to prosecute the man - evidence so secret that neither he nor his lawyers can see it. When the accused's lawyer dies expectantly, a feisty young replacement (Bana) steps up to the plate and begins to untangle a web of conspiracy, which all sounds great, but the critics can take or leave it.

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CLOSED CIRCUIT Screening

John Crowley - Special Screening of CLOSED CIRCUIT - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 19th August 2013

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Martin and Claudia are two lawyers who were formerly in a relationship. They are roped into a case together on the defense team of an alleged terrorist, following a tragic bombing in a London market one morning in November. It may be a difficult job to being with, but things don't get any easier when they covertly discover that their client was actually assigned as an undercover spy for MI5 and was supposed to lead them to the bombers before the attack. They soon begin to realise that their every move is being closely watched, and with threats on their life by some powerful people following their investigations and risky suggestions in court, they must escape the controlling force that is the government before they are eradicated - though it could be too late.

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Picture - John Crowley New York City, USA, Thursday 4th March 2010

John Crowley Thursday 4th March 2010 at the opening night after party for the Broadway play 'Martin McDonagh's A Behanding In Spokane' held at Bar Americain. New York City, USA

Picture - John Crowley and Aileen Crowley Los Angeles, California, Tuesday 19th January 2010

John Crowley and Aileen Crowley - John Crowley and Aileen Crowley Chinese Theatre - Arrivals Los Angeles, California - Premiere of 'Extraordinary Measures' at Grauman’s Tuesday 19th January 2010

Picture - John Crowley New York City, USA, Tuesday 29th September 2009

John Crowley and Gerald Schoenfeld Tuesday 29th September 2009 Opening night of 'A Steady Rain' on Broadway at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

Picture - John Crowley London, England, Wednesday 29th April 2009

John Crowley Wednesday 29th April 2009 Gala Premiere of 'Is Anybody There?' held at the Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals London, England

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