When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless Executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he finds himself embroiled in a world of blackmail and corruption.

  • Shintaro Shimosawa

Release Date: 2016-02-05
IMDb icon 5.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $11,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $2,049,761
Kaile Moritz
28 September 2016 | 06:18

Far fewer actors are able to attract the audience's attention solely by the names printed on the poster. When we see in one film stars al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins, is extremely difficult to reject the joint work of the masters by attention and switch to some other film. Even in frankly unambitious projects of the stars of "the Godfather" and"silence of the lambs" issue is so powerful that it covers almost any flaws of the production from directing to faded game screen teammates. Previously Pacino and Hopkins were able to intersect only at status parties where they always exchanged friendly handshakes, and has finally come that when they got into one a picture of the joint, whose the synopsis was more than attractive. Tape "is Worse than a lie" became a full-fledged Hollywood debut of screenwriter Shintaro's Shimosawa involved in the creation of several popular TV series ("Smallville", "the 4400"), and rely on his years of experience, newly-minted Director tried to build the plot of the film so that the audience remained in suspense until the final lost to wonder what the fate of the protagonist.

So, meet Ben Cahill (Josh Duhamel), a successful young lawyer, who had a great opportunity to make a name for himself in a loud trial. An ambitious lawyer is not afraid to take in hands the matter of a major billionaire Arthur Denning (Anthony Hopkins), accused of tampering with results of research of a pharmaceutical product, for which the group neither what innocent people prematurely left our world... zeal holding the investigation, Cahill are faced with a frightening reality: it is impossible to penetrate into the world of mysteries and secrets of the highest standard but remain this with a clear conscience and confidence to their own security. Now the hero will have to forget about quiet nights, because of his head begins the hunt, in which befits every intrigue, mixed with a fascinating woman. Cahill gets in a maelstrom of troubling events and at some point he realizes that personally his victory in this case will be not a positive decision of the judge, and his own life and family well-being hanging on a thread.

Taking a break in the filming of the franchise "transformers", Josh Duhamel considered that will be able to pull on his shoulders tense, dramatic plot, and it has paid off. "Worse than a lie" shows that the actor entertainment under compete with the egg al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins. A young lawyer in the performance of Duhamel tries to get lost in the background of the two sharks of the business, directly responsible for its future. Fatal passion and night of the chase, aggressive negotiations with offices collect evidence — all ready to bring down the faith of Ben at the real justice, but he it took this now, not from to give it up. Passing on the fine line that separates moral principles from the dishonest pursuit of glory, the hero Josh Duhamel finally opens his eyes and sees the world as he is. And that he opened not can not to scare. I was able to quite reliably show attorney Cahill as changing time of the hero. It evolves, not worth place is closer to after we see changed it looks collision a dangerous enemy, for whom the fate of such people as Ben nothing but an optional obstacle that you can easily circumvented. But even ordinary pawns are sometimes able to surprise us! About not forget.

We should also mention a great cast of the second plan, at which was made the main focus of an advertising campaign to tout the film. Al Pacino good as always, the doubt is not necessary. Its role is dual in nature, he simultaneously hopefully, no. Sly Fox Pacino never will remain in the side of intrigue despite the side of the conflict, to which he has attitude. It colleague, Anthony Hopkins strikes not less. It is seen that honored "Hannibal Lecter" like the provided image. Having built the character of billionaire Denning according to your own unique vision, Hopkins made in my collection a demon in the flesh, with whom it is impossible to play not cut. Somewhat frustrating that combines scenes two geniuses not so much as would like, however, even in such a situation, they complement each other, becoming part and parcel of the puzzle of Shintaro Shimosawa.

In the end I want to say that "Worse than a lie" leads us the game did not is worse than Arthur Denning and Charles Abrams with Ben Cahill. Never know we expect in the next scene, the heroes shoot bold antics, change the facts, juggle with human lives like circus balloons. Than moves closer to the finale, the more heating up the suspense. In world luxury mansions, expensive cars and knife listed for the back can happen, that you want. Not should stay focused, because the second of distraction is too much.

8 from 10

Celine Helbonnas
07 February 2016 | 09:52

Alas, but in recent years a huge number of movies with famous actors not meets expectations. At least my. Recall, "Grandfather" with DeNiro. And then.. Anthony Hopkins and al Pacino in a single frame in a film. What else it was much to lovers of quality filmmaking? But ...  there it was.

I do not understand why the actors of this scale are removed in frankly walk-through and non a nothing valuable films? Maybe under the end of a career just a bar dropped a bit? Or a sense of leaving a great movie played the trick? I can only guess. Perhaps it is another way to collect at least some kind of audience around the low-budget picture? After all, in wide release, this film is clearly not going to. Have we formed a new niche, a La "Authoritative actors on old age+poor projects"? A lot of questions. I only wish to watch all this spectacle.

Now, about the film "Worse than a lie." The impression is that the film was shot under the slogan "let's kill them all, just like that, without a cause." The illogic and ridiculousness of the story just rolls. And because the beginning was so promising... But all was reduced to the base show-off (the scene with bike end of a series of "look what I cool, I also need something screen time to fill"), senseless ideology of some of the characters, the recklessness (and why not shooting yourself in the foot guard, to die, as says so with music) and absolutely unnecessary scenes in principle. Why not has fully disclosed the history of this biker? Why almost all characters like a mentally ill and disturbed individuals? Here it the creators decided to cover up the inconsistency and confusion of the storyline, which in the end was not at all needed. Not had to remove this movie.

Actors. Hopkins, as always, fantastic (again: sorry that began acting in this), al Pacino — similarly (although the final scene looked so overly dramatic, I generally thought that he apologizes to the audience for "this"), but him we it's just the rest — not pleased with anything. Absolutely. Annoyed frankly I just Alice Eve, well, not hers it is a work in all the same movies face, zero emotion, cold look.

The bottom line here is I can say that: "Worse than false" — passing the film with famous actors. If see it, just for the sake of Hopkins and Pacino. Himself the film — empty.

2 of 10

Lyn Duong
11 April 2016 | 03:16

"Worse than a lie" — a caricature likeness of the famous in the genre of thrillers of the 90s where wives, girlfriends, mistresses and other lionesses are rich, successful and promising guys plotting a dangerous game and affair. For Director Shintaro Shimosawa, I think the song is sung in career before he could begin.

No, the movie in terms of quality looks like some typical "b" in which are now frequent guests of the actors of the level al Pachino Anthony Hopkins, but it's mediocre directing in tandem with same doubtful the writers cut any prospects with his shoulder. And because al Pachino that Hopkins in their characters are not was drowned, in other words — worst role projects recent years, we have already seen.

Wild the irritation causes female role of this film, if the wife of our main character-the lawyer you can do something to reconcile, the character Malin Akerman is something unclear on the screen. Surprisingly this can be only the connection of this beauty and character of Hopkins and its eye-popping before Josh Dunelm who is so impressed by her impression that actually picks all the intrigue of the film.

Frankly a bad movie at this the cast sometimes and don't want to specifically criticize such products, but Director Shintaro Shimosawa may need to make substantial conclusions based on the reaction of the audience and critics, and back to the role of producer or writer.

3 of the 10

How much has Misconduct made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $2,049,761.
How much did it cost to make Misconduct?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $11,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Misconduct?
This tv-show was directed by Shintaro Shimosawa.
What is the genre of Misconduct?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Mystery.
Who starred in Misconduct?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman.
What is Misconduct IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.3.
When was Misconduct released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-02-05.