Closed Circuit is a 2013 British-American political thriller drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Steven Knight, released on August 28, 2013. The film stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, and Riz Ahmed.
Closed Circuit A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of the suspect, and the attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe as a special advocate on his defense team. On the eve of the trial, the accused’s attorney dies and a new one, Martin Rose, steps in. Martin and Claudia are former lovers—a fact which must remain hidden—and, as Martin assembles his case, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy that places him and Claudia in danger.
Closed Circuit has received mixed reviews from critics. It currently holds a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 134 reviews, with the critical consensus saying “Slick and well acted, Closed Circuit unfortunately never quite works up a full head of steam, with a plot that’s alternately predictable and full of holes.” On another film aggregator, Metacritic, the film has a score of 50 (out of 100), based on 39 critics.