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  • Summary: This film is based on the true story of Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio. After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the New Jersey Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 charges of various crimes. Already in the midst of serving a 30-year sentence, Jackie is offered an opportunity to shorten his time by testifying against many of his closest friends. But Jackie refuses to betray his "family," and goes so far as to defend himself in what will ultimately become the longest criminal trial of its time. (Freestyle Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    100
    Perhaps no director has so thoroughly explored the American concept of police work, prosecution and legal justice, and Find Me Guilty is a film that brings the 81-year-old filmmaker thematically full circle, back to his starting point, 1957's "12 Angry Men."
  2. 75
    Despite being saddled with bad prosthetics and a ridiculous wig, Diesel displays more acting ability than in the testosterone-soaked genre where he has carved out a niche.
  3. 75
    This movie by its nature is not thrilling, but it is very genuinely interesting, and that is rare.
  4. The lack of irony, let alone ambiguity, in an upside world in which mobsters are the underdogs, should sink the film, but Lumet's laid-back professionalism and Diesel's big-hearted performance give it an affable buoyancy.
  5. Ultimately works a great deal better than you might expect.
  6. 63
    There's never a question which side the movie is rooting for during the trial, and the light tone trivializes what might have been a much more intriguing exploration of the American legal system.
  7. 50
    Find Me Guilty flat-lines early.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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