The Offense

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Connery is superb in this psychological drama as a police officer who beats accused child molester Bannen to death during an interrogation. Eventually it is revealed that Connery lost control due to a traumatic molestation incident in his own childhood. A powerful and complex performance by Connery is somewhat weakened by Lumet's typically stiff and stagey...read more

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Connery is superb in this psychological drama as a police officer who beats accused child molester Bannen to death during an interrogation. Eventually it is revealed that Connery lost control due to a traumatic molestation incident in his own childhood. A powerful and complex performance by

Connery is somewhat weakened by Lumet's typically stiff and stagey direction, which tends to sap the life out of the film.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Connery is superb in this psychological drama as a police officer who beats accused child molester Bannen to death during an interrogation. Eventually it is revealed that Connery lost control due to a traumatic molestation incident in his own childhood. A… (more)

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