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Not as good as it could have been
Los Angeles, 1948. Robert De Niro is a Catholic priest whose brother (Robert Duvall), a seedy cop, has been assigned to the case of a brutally murdered young prostitute. Through a matter of irony the girl is linked to the priest, who was present in a car with her prior to her death, and soon controversy flairs and a big to-do is made of it.
"True Confessions" plays a bit too slowly, and is rather predictable. It also does a poor job of managing some of its plot -- it tries to criticize the absurdity of the press at some points, but just becomes a victim of its own satire when it unrealistically links events together via newspapers in the film.
De Niro is believable as a priest, although maybe a bit too young for the role. Duvall is impressive as a gruff detective -- not a typical role for the actor. (Darker than he usually is in most movies.) If you're a fan of the actors I'd try to watch this at least once in your lifetime just for the sake of being able to say or know that you saw it -- but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it if I were you.
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