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Above Suspicion is a 2019 American crime thriller directed by Phillip Noyce, and is based on the true story of a Kentucky woman named Susan Smith (played by Emilia Clarke), who had an affair with an FBI agent and got tangled up in his involvement in a drug trafficking operation. The movie takes place in the small town of Pikeville, Kentucky, where Susan Smith dreams of a better life beyond her job at the local recycling plant. She meets Mark Putnam (played by Jack Huston), a married FBI agent who has just been transferred to her town. Despite his reluctance at first, they start an affair.
As their relationship deepens, Mark confides in Susan that he's been assigned to a major drug trafficking case. He and his partner, Griffin (played by Thora Birch), are tasked with bringing down a drug lord named Todd Tackett (played by Johnny Knoxville), who is known for operating in the Appalachian Mountains.
Mark convinces Susan to help him gather information about Tackett by letting him use her house as a base of operations. Initially hesitant, Susan begins to feel more and more important to Mark as he relies on her more heavily. However, she starts to discover the true nature of the case and the people involved, and begins to fear for her own safety.
Despite the danger, Susan continues to help Mark with the case. When he tells her that Tackett has put a hit out on him, she urges him to turn himself in to his superiors. However, he decides to go on the run with her instead.
As they flee across state lines, Susan starts to feel increasingly out of her depth. She realizes that her involvement with Mark and the case could have serious consequences for her and her family. Meanwhile, Mark becomes increasingly unstable and erratic, driven by a sense of desperation and paranoia.
Sophie Lowe plays Kathy Putnam, Mark's wife, who becomes suspicious of his behavior and starts to investigate the affair. She uncovers evidence of his involvement in the drug case, and eventually sets in motion a chain of events that will lead to Mark's downfall.
Throughout the movie, there is a strong sense of tension and danger as Susan becomes more deeply embroiled in the case. The Appalachian setting is also a prominent element, with beautiful but rugged scenery and a portrayal of drug culture that is both realistic and haunting.
Above Suspicion has been praised for its strong performances, particularly Emilia Clarke's portrayal of Susan Smith. It offers a compelling and suspenseful look at a true crime story that has remained mostly unknown until now. Overall, the movie is a tense and gripping thriller that is well worth a watch.
Above Suspicion is a 2021 thriller. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 46.