Norman Jewison's honorable but stodgy exercise in ethical outrage, based on Brian Moore's acclaimed 1996 novel, fairly aches to be called a thinking man's thriller. Inspired by the real-life case of French war criminal Paul Touvier, the story revolves around Pierre Broussard (Michael Caine) who, in 1944, was an officer in the Milice. Formed by the Vichy government, which collaborated with Nazi occupiers, the Milice persecuted French Jews, and Broussard personally ordered the execution of seven Jewish men in small-town Dombey. Like Touvier, Broussard escaped post-war arrest and has been sheltered and supported ever since by friends within the Catholic Church. But near...