MURDER IN THE FIRST Add To My Top 10
Release Date: January 20, 1995
Runtime: 120 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Marc Rocco
Producer: Marc Frydman & Mark Wolper
Writer: Dan Gordon
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Director Marc Rocco utilizes a highly visual storytelling style to complement an intelligent script. However, the most startling aspect of MURDER IN THE FIRST is Kevin Bacon's remarkable performance. In his use of both physical and vocal mannerisms to convey the utter desolation of a young man pushed beyond the limits of his endurance for suffering, he is extraordinary. Some initial depictions of prison brutality and an attempted sexual encounter mar this expertly directed movie about the importance of seeking truth and serving "the least of these" behind prison walls.