mdtinney's Movie Review of Murder in the First

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Murder in the First

Best Alcatraz movie.
mdtinney - wrote on 05/26/09

Although many people don't like this movie or rank it even in their Top 100, I was in awe at the stellar performances by both Christian Slater & mostly, Kevin Bacon. Although this movie ends on somewhat of a down-note, you can't help but be moved by this film. The story is "inspired" by a true story, but fabricated or not.. You really feel like Kevin Bacon's character was very real.. Not only in Alcatraz but in prisons throughout the world. This film has some disturbing scenes, so if you are easily upset, don't watch this. I couldn't help but feel personally involved with this film and I'm sure there are a lot of people who also have. Great story polished off by great performances by Bacon & Slater. The performance by Gary Oldman as the ruthless Warden was also fantastic... Definitely one of my favs in at #28.

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