The movie's silly-arty aesthetic is regurgitated Polanski, and there's a shameless script steal from Presumed Innocent.
Some handsome location shooting in New Orleans doesn't make up for the Oscar winners' relentless hamming and a plot that twists way beyond credibility.
Such a ragged and desultory muddle is "Misconduct."
Why on earth is Anthony Hopkins involved in this? Or Al Pacino?
Except for Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Pacino, going through their familiar paces, incompetent is the word.
A derivative but diverting thriller featuring relatively subdued turns by Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.
"Misconduct" is aptly named in that watching this ludicrous legal thriller inspires dreams of a multi-count indictment.
The only mystery here is what drew Hopkins and Pacino to this tedious project.
Only Pacino and Hopkins show any sense of how far beneath them this movie is, and they perform accordingly, with scenery-chewing flair.