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Guilty as Sin (1993)



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Sidney Lumet directed this Larry Cohen-scripted courtroom procedural that owes more than it should to Jagged Edge. Jennifer Haines (Rebecca De Mornay), one of the top female lawyers in the country and flush from the success of defending a gangster, has a new client to defend. A suave ladies man in an Armani suit, David Greenhill (Don Johnson) has come to solicit Jennifer's services. It seems that his rich socialite wife has been pushed to her death through an open window, and David stands to inherit a very large fortune. Needless to say, David is a prime suspect in his wife's murder. David admits to Jennifer the he is a womanizer and an oily manipulator, but nevertheless Jennifer decides to take his case as a challenge -- as she puts it: "People who are guilty are rarely this blunt." The result is an intricate chess game between Jennifer and David as they manipulate events, other people, and each other in order to determine the guilt or innocence of the playboy widower.

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Rebecca De Mornay
as Jennifer Haines
Don Johnson
as David Greenhill
Stephen Lang
as Phil Garson
Dana Ivey
as Judge Tompkins
Ron White
as Diangelo
Luis Guzman
as Lt. Bernard Martinez
Christina Baren
as Miriam Langford
Lynne Cormack
as Esther Rothman
Barbara Eve Harris
as Kathleen Bigelow
Simon Sinn
as Mr. Loo
John Kapelos
as Ed Lombardo
Tom McCamus
as Ray Schiff
Harvey Atkin
as Judge Steinberg
Anthony Sherwood
as Ken Powell
Chris Benson
as Arraignment Judge
Sandi Ross
as Postal Supervisor
Brigit Wilson
as Rita Greenhill
Denis Akiyama
as Lab Technician
Jack Newman
as Jury Foreman
Gene Mack
as Security Guard
Tom Quinn
as Squash Player
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Critic Reviews for Guilty as Sin

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

The plot is preposterous, the logic is sometimes faulty, but Lumet and his actors don't step wrong in the central thrust of the story.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is an intriguing pictorial concept, but one that confers a bland, glassy look, rather than a dizzying effect, on Guilty as Sin.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It sure looks like a TV movie.

May 3, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

One of the good "yuppies-in-jeopardy" thrillers that were so prevalent in the early 1990s.

March 4, 2006 | Rating: 7/10

Don Johnson proves he stinks as a movie star.

February 10, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Johnson's sort of good, surprisingly, but this is just expensive trash.

July 7, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

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