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American Hangman (2019)




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American Hangman is a thriller built around a relentlessly ticking clock and a rapidly approaching deadline and verdict. A kidnapping, broadcast live on social media, turns into the trial of a judge who presided over a botched criminal case. This time, however, the audience gets to play judge and jury, deciding if the judge himself gets to live or die.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The film is done in by its cardboard indictment of The System. Trial by social media is a good subject for a movie, but not when it spends so much time smacking its lips at the corruption it's pointing its finger at.

January 5, 2019 | Full Review…

American Hangman is college-level death penalty discourse, appropriately armed with what appears to be a college-level production budget.

January 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Coneybeare appears to be constructing workplace dramas based on things he knows only from other, better movies.

January 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It starts to feel a little bit phony.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] makes a mystery out of a few things that are too easy to guess, so it takes a while to get going. However, thanks to sharp direction, an original take on the dramatic police procedural, and a truly excellent, very game cast, the movie is worthwhile.

January 7, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

This modest but pessimistic drama about social ills may feel a little familiar, but the intelligent banter, a superior central performance, and one or two likable supporters keep it crackling along.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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