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A Time to Kill

25 Ratings: 2.7
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A Time to Kill is a 1996 film based on author John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name. It stars many well-known actors, including Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey.    The film is set in Canton, … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 24, 1996
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about A Time to Kill
review by . December 16, 2008
I love A Time to Kill because it's one of those films where you end up wanting the "bad guy" to win. In this case, Samuel L Jackson plays a father who murders the two men accused of raping his child. He is then put on trial for murder and must face a small town Mississippi jury.     While you acknowledge that Jackson did murder several people, deep down you want him to go free. Why? Well primarily because he did kill the people who raped his daughter, but also, because you know …
review by . December 19, 2008
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Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a poor black man in a racially-divided Southern town. When two white men brutally rape his daughter, he decides to kill them and he does - in front of witnesses. The hot-shot DA (Kevin Spacey) is almost guaranteed a murder conviction, and novice attorney Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) decides to defend Carl Lee.     This movie is so full of top-notch actors I expected to be swept up in the story and moved by it, but I wasn't; many of …
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