Murder Most Likely (1999) Paul Gross, Marie-Josée Croze, Janine Theriault, Kim Huffman, Tom McCamus, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, William B. Davis Movie Review

Murder Most Likely (1999)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Paul Gross in Murder Most Likely (1999)

Gross Murder

Patrick Kelly (Paul Gross - Getting Married in Buffalo Jump) is an extremely charming and effective former RCMP Undercover Agent who finds himself under suspicion when his wife, Marie (Marie-Josée Croze), dies after falling from their apartment balcony. Despite the police being convinced of his guilt they are never able to pin anything on him leading to Kelly not only remaining free but also getting married again, enjoying a life which rubs the detectives, investigating his late wife's death, up the wrong way. But it seems that after many years they finally have the witness to put Kelly away, or do they?

For those who are reading this review of "Murder Most Likely" who are unaware, this movie is based on a true story. Now maybe "Murder Most Likely" stays close to the truth or maybe it takes sweeping liberties, I don't know but which ever it ends up an entertaining movie, which is boosted by some decent pacing so that it never feels like it is dragging its feet. As such we get a glimpse of the life of Patrick Kelly who we soon discover is corrupt as he exploits his position to sell arms and transport drugs and being an undercover cop is also a convincing liar unflustered by tight situations. We also see he is a thrill seeker and always wants better, leading to issues with Marie who ends up nagging him at times. We also have faux interview footage inserted in to the movie as we hear from various people who knew Kelly or were involved in the case.

Marie-Josée Croze in Murder Most Likely (1999)

But here is the thing about "Murder Most Likely" it stars Paul Gross and he is very effective as Patrick Kelly, convincing as a charmer who can con anyone when it comes to who he is, what he has been up to and much more. This is especially true as we see him frequently flirt with various women, often to further his own cause. But whilst Paul Gross is effective and the movie is well made it isn't the greatest true crime movie you will ever watch, it is at times a little too fleeting when it comes to delivering character depth. But if you were to check out reviews of "Murder Most Likely" on another popular movie website you will read many opinions who say this movie is the greatest, many I would guess were written by enthusiastic Paul Gross fans.

What this all boils down to is that "Murder Most Likely" is an effective true crime movie which has a lot of positives including the acting of Paul Gross. But this is not by any means a great movie but a good one which will keep you entertained for its duration.