AMERICAN MURDERER – Review by Diane Carson

American Murderer profiles real-life con man Jason Derek Brown. Villains, especially fascinating con artists, often dominate a film’s dramatic focus. They’re the dynamic, mesmerizing characters with charisma, or how else would they succeed? The iconic Alfred Hitchcock used this often, commenting that the most successful criminals presented a disconcertingly engaging façade. These ideas govern writer/director Matthew Gentile’s American Murderer, based on the true story of conman Jason Derek Brown.

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