Anatomy of a Murder

Drama | English | 160 minutes

Info
Retired small-town lawyer Paul Biegler is contacted by Laura Manion to defend her husband Lieutenant Frederick “Manny” Manion. Manny is being charged for the murder of innkeeper Bernard Quill. Manny does not deny the murder, but claims he was mentally deranged when he heard Quill raped his wife. At the trial the prosecution is led by high-powered Claude Dancer from the Attorney General’s office. As the two sides battle it out, wise, old Judge Weaver is there to decide tough legal issues. Paul Biegler and his assistant, Parnell McCarthy, have the tough task of proving that Manny was temporarily insane when he committed the murder. 
Cast
Yalitza Aparicio (Cleo) / Marina de Tavira (Sofia) / Fernando Grediaga (Antonio)
Why Stream This Film?
 It’s rare that such a worthy film, still running in theaters and nominated for 10 Oscars, is also available for streaming.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
  • Metacrirtic Score: 95
Accolades
  • 75th Venice Film Festival, Winner, Golden Lion
  • Ten Academy Award Nominations. Winner: Best Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Cinematographer (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York
  • Best Film of 2018: Time Magazine and The New York Film Critics Circle
ANATOMY of a MURDER is 2 hours and 40 minutes long but it’s so absorbing it seems short.” – 
Myles Standish

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“After watching an endless succession of courtroom melodramas that have more or less transgressed the bounds of human reason and the rules of advocacy, it is cheering and fascinating to see one that hews magnificently to a line of dramatic but reasonable behavior and proper procedure in a court.”
Bosley Crowther

The New York Times

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