Under British law, everyone is entitled to a fair trial regardless of how morally repugnant and sickening their crime may be.
This presumption of innocence until proven guilty forms the backbone of John Crowley’s suspense thriller that starts with an almighty bang with an explosion in a crowded London market.
The manhunt begins to unmask the terrorist cell responsible for the atrocity. Only one suspect, Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto), is captured alive Martin Rose (Eric Bana) is tasked with defending him while former flame Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall), is appointed to review the sensitive information involved in the case. As Martin pieces together the truth from boxes of reports he uncovers a grand conspiracy that draws him back to Claudia and jeopardises both the case and their lives.
Closed Circuit feels curiously familiar, uncovering corruption and skulduggery within the corridors of power in Westminster. Bana lacks charisma and his on-screen chemistry with Hall barely simmers let alone boils, while Julia Stiles is wasted as a nosy reporter,