(out of 5)
Robert Redford directs this awe-inspiring examination of the more “innocent” days of television. When it is revealed that a popular quiz show has been rigging its contestants with answers in order to control the outcome of the games, a nationwide court case falls upon its star player (Ralph Fiennes) who will be made to pay for the lies that have been fed to the American public. Paul Scofield has his best film role in years as Fiennes’ conscientious father, John Turturro is excellent as a fellow contestant who was dropped from the show when a better candidate came along, and Rob Morrow shines as a journalist investigating the whole thing.
Directed by Robert Redford
Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus
Music by Mark Isham
Production Design by Jon Hutman
Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear
Film Editing by Stu Linder