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Incredible - the extras are better than the film.
on 16 January 2001
Meet washed up reporter Steve Everett. He`s back on the wagon(just)and sleeping with his boss`s wife while neglecting his own and young daughter. The one thing stopping editor James Woods from firing Everett is his nose for a story - and that nose is telling him that death-sentenced murderer(Washington)is innocent. For a film that covers just 24 hours of a man`s life, the plot unravels at a maddenigly pedestrian pace. Key performances are superb(Leary restrained, Woods always reliable) and there are flashes of Clint`s old intensity, but this is sub-par from the former man with no name. The DVD meanwhile is a revelation, packed with two behined the scenes featurette that shed light on the Eastwood`s film-making process and a music video of the haunting torch song-esque theme `Why Should I Care?` True Crime is an average, beat the clock thriller, but the great extras are a gift at this low price.