Closed Circuit

They see your every move


Closed Circuit
Set in the shadowy world of government-orchestrated plots, this trial drama focuses on the trial of the alleged mastermind of a public bombing in England. He has two lawyers defending him, one for the public trial, and the other for the secret trial. They lawyers have a secret of their own... they were lovers who parted on bad terms. As the trial progresses they realise the need to work together, especially when they start to suspect that all is not what it seems, and that their lives may be in danger.

95 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Thriller.

Showtimes

Watch my back...
Watch my back...

Credits

Cast
Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent
Director
John Crowley
ScreenplaySteven Knight
MusicJoby Talbot
CinematographyAdriano Goldman
EditingLucia Zucchetti
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byFocus Features, Working Title Films

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
Scroll down for embedded trailer

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller, drama, mystery
LanguageInfrequent, mild to moderate impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, brief, mild to moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsState treachery and duplicity and the abuse of state power supposedly for national interests from the main themes of this thriller. Themes are mature and complex, as is the plot but the overall impact is age appropriate at 10-12 with parental guidance providing appropriate explanation ad clearing for plot complexity.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated R for language and brief violence
Runtime96
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconHokey spy drama full of plot holes.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconFor those who appreciate this sort of film, however, it's an engaging way to spend about 90 minutes.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconGood in the first half with diminishing returns in the second.
10
Metacritic.com
39 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
117 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSlick and well acted, Closed Circuit unfortunately never quite works up a full head of steam, with a plot that's alternately predictable and full of holes.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
1349 Netizens quote iconExciting thriller that makes us wonder...
12

Average .. 48%

10

Trailer






Xax International logo
 Xax International
 2019
 All rights reserved.