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Director
Phillip Noyce
Writer
Joe Sharkey, Chris Gerolmo
Stars
Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston, Sophie Lowe
Companies
Sierra / Affinity, Colleen Camp Productions, White Knight
Released
2021-05-07
Runtime
1h 44min
Rating
R
Genres
Action, Biography, Crime
Countries
USA
Languages
English
Awards
Not Available
Keywords
sex scene,murder,drugs,cheating,pikeville kentucky
EmpireNo Title

What Above Suspicion lacks in flashy direction, it makes up for in strong performances and gripping true-life material to draw from.

The GuardianPeter Bradshaw

The stranger-than-fiction weirdness and emotional dysfunction are what’s interesting here, and the film doesn’t quite take the lid off it.

The Hollywood ReporterJohn DeFore

Though tech values and supporting performances (especially Knoxville's) are unimpeachable, Suspicion doesn't conjure its setting as persuasively as some of the other drug-centric rural dramas we've seen lately.

VarietyGuy Lodge

Chris Gerolmo’s script isn’t at great pains to find the human factor here, and Phillip Noyce’s direction coats the whole unhappy affair in cold blue steel.

Original-CinJim Slotek

A reality-based hillbilly thriller that can’t decide what flavour of noir to serve up, Above Suspicion is one of those curious failures that the current appetite for home streaming often rescues from theatrical limbo.

Movie NationRoger Moore

This halfway-there thriller still makes an excellent showcase for Emilia Clarke, shedding whatever “Game of Thrones” baggage she has left and hinting at the dangerous places she might yet take us.

RogerEbert.comBrian Tallerico

There’s more than enough meat on the bones of this true story for a film like Above Suspicion, but director Phillip Noyce can’t figure out how to tell it in a way that's more interesting than a Wikipedia entry.

Screen RantRachel LaBonte

True crime buffs could find something here, but they might be better off reading the novel it's based on. Susan Smith's story deserved to be told, but there had to have been a better way to do it.

The A.V. ClubNo Title

For all the star’s efforts, though, Above Suspicion will mostly just appeal to the crowd that found Hillbilly Elegy compelling. Everyone else will be left wishing they could see Khaleesi fly high and free again.