Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate’s innocence just hours before his execution?
One day before a convicted murderer (Washington) is to be executed, a reporter (Eastwood) discovers proof of his innocence.
“This is an old-fashioned movie done with wit, grace, smarts and style. [19 March 1999, Friday, p.A]” – Chicago Tribune – Michael Wilmington
“It’s a gritty story made in the director’s more elegiacal mode, a confusion of style and content that is not in the film’s best interests.” – Los Angeles Times – Kenneth Turan