The movie’s silly-arty aesthetic is regurgitated Polanski, and there’s a shameless script steal from "Presumed Innocent.". Learn how your comment data is processed. Find out about all the goofs from Misconduct (2016) on IMDb. Rating: 3/10 – with only its standard, by-the-numbers production effort propping it up in the ratings stakes, Misconduct is a woeful, massively disappointing movie that falls down each and every time it tries to be interesting; with awful dialogue and some truly atrocious performances, it’s a movie that defies explanation as to its existence, and ranks as one of the worst “corporate/legal thrillers” in recent memory. Amazingly though, Pacino is worse, his law firm boss coming across as a pale imitation of his role in The Devil’s Advocate (1997). Great film, really enjoyed the story and the twists along the way. This isn't a movie, it's a rapsheet, a series of assaults committed against its cast and its viewers. It would be close to impossible for any law firm to draft, finalize, and arrange formal service of a fraud complaint against a billionaire, plus schedule a deposition with him, all in less than one week. A movie with neither head nor tail, the screenplay makes no sense, the actors are at their worst, and since Pacino and Hopkins are 2 of the best actors in the world, I assume the reason is the screenplay and the filmmaker. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. At about 36 minutes Doug tells Ben "Fruit of the poisonous tree. Australian movie blog - like Margaret and David, just a little younger. Spoiler alert! Misconduct (2016) bloopers, mistakes, errors in continuity, plot holes, anachronisms, spoilers and more. Change ). Get a quick update on the latest film news and watch all of this week's... Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming... Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. Pingback: Spaceman (2016) | thedullwoodexperiment, Pingback: 2016 – A Review | thedullwoodexperiment, Pingback: 50 Movies to Look Forward to in 2016 – Part 2 | thedullwoodexperiment, Pingback: The Show (2017) | thedullwoodexperiment. According to the phone screen, Arthur receives a text with ransom details at 9:13 pm, demanding the ransom by 1 pm, five and a half hours after the kidnapper(s) said Emily would be killed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It leads to one of the movie’s more absurd scenes where Duhamel, having gouged his stomach escaping from the police, buys some glue in a convenience store and uses it to close his wound. The movie ends as Bateman says: "there is no catharsis." As well as the blackmail plot – instigated by Hopkins’ unbalanced girlfriend (played by Akerman) and involving Duhamel’s ambitious attorney – Misconduct features a dire attempt at adding depth to two of the characters’ lives, Duhamel and his moody, depressed wife Eve, by having them recovering from the loss of a child during pregnancy. ( Log Out / And of course, he then runs around as if it had never happened. I only do not understand why they accepted to play such a movie. There is an attempt at providing a central murder mystery to keep the audience intrigued, but regular viewers of this kind of movie will spot the culprit from a mile off. Here's a spoiler-filled breakdown of what exactly happens in "Antebellum" — and why some people aren't happy with the film. Why either of them took on their roles is the one abiding mystery the movie cannot solve. THIS POST HAS SPOILERS FOR ONCE UPON A TIME IN ... the movie theater was THE PLACE to be. Check box if your review contains spoilers, An ambitious lawyer (Josh Duhamel) finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive (Anthony Hopkins) and his firm’s senior partner (Al Pacino). When Arthur gets home after work, he receives a threatening text with a photo of Emily and a time-stamp of 7:29 pm. Misconduct is by far the worst thriller I ever saw. If you've seen a CURRENT movie that I haven't yet spoiled, and want to write your own spoiler, then please send it to me and I'll put it up for you. Black Swan (2010) Deciphering the ending of Black Swan starts with comparing it to the ending of … Shocking on all levels, script, cinematography, direction (if it could qualify for that), performances, etc, etc...I never want to see Pacino or Hopkins in anything ever again, has-beens, trading their past for by the numbers drink money (like Morgan Freeman) – shame on them. Misconduct is actually misconduct for once. “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” Joan Didion once said. All my aimless thoughts, ideas, and ramblings, all packed into one site! ". People that love talking about the movies they've just seen. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ( Log Out / You get the picture: Misconduct has its fair share of bad performances to match its bad script and wayward direction – Shimasawa, making his first feature, gives an approximation of what a director should be doing – but then there’s Hopkins and Pacino, two Oscar winners now content (like De Niro) to throw away their talent and make terrible movie after terrible movie. A demand for production of documents is usually needed first, with a minimum of two weeks for the plaintiff to respond, then a deposition is scheduled to obtain the plaintiff's testimony about the documents. This movie has such a good cast, but what a waste. Why this subplot is even present is a mystery the movie never answers, along with the presence of Lee as a corporate-sponsored assassin who for some inexplicable reason is dying from some unstated disease (again you have to ask yourself why any of this has been included). Please enter your birth date to watch this video: You are not allowed to view this material at this time.