Powerful drama focusing on the violent gang rape of a young woman and the ensuing fallout.
The Accused and Jodie Foster’s Oscar winning performance have become remembered solely for the absolutely horrifying rape sequence itself which is a shame as there is a lot more to this movie than that. Foster overacts occasionally but is mostly deserving of her Oscar inspiring sympathy whilst still exuding strength. The Accused asks some interesting (and still sadly relevant) questions about the legal system and society as a whole in its attitude towards rape victims without being heavy handed or preachy. Not a pleasant film, but an important one.