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Runaway Jury (Widescreen Edition)

Movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman

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GOOD COURTROOM DRAMA

  • May 19, 2011
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RUNAWAY JURY

I remember seeing this film years ago at my Aunt's house in Austin after I helped her move there. She picked it up at the store and we watched it the night we finished moving everything in, her, my Uncle, and of course myself. I have always been a fan of the courtroom movies and was excited to finally see it, and it didn't disappoint. I knew going in I would like it though since I liked every one in the cast. There is just something about court room movies and shows don't cha think.

The movie follows two people who will stop at nothing to get involved in a high profile trial. Why would they want to do such a thing one may ask, well to play both sides for money of course. But first one of them must get selected to be on the jury so they plan and plan until they finally get on. Once there the chess game plays out wonderfully but all is not as it seems, from all sides.

I have to say that John Cusack actually did a really good job here and I say that because sometimes people seem miscast. When I had first seen the trailer for this I thought he looked a little out of place amongst the others. I have to say he did a great job and proved me wrong, he fit right in. of course we all knew going in Gene Hackman would be great in this and he nearly steals the show in every scene. Dustin Hoffman is great as always and plays the straight up good lawyer perfectly, Hoffman and Hackman finally on screen together. Rachel Weisz could be up against Hackman and them for MVP, she is excellent in this film.

Director Gary Fleder did a good job with Grisham's story and made a film any one could enjoy. I certainly did enjoy it although it is not the best courtroom drama ever. Still I do recommend this film to all who have yet to see it. It is a highly entertaining film with a wonderful cast.

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May 19, 2011
Nice review Alex...!!
May 29, 2011
Thank you
 
May 19, 2011
Been awhile since I saw this last, but I remember it being a little cliched, but the pace was kept tight and tense. Nice review.
May 29, 2011
Yeah it was a little
 
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Director Gary Fleder did a good job with Grisham's story and made a film any one could enjoy. I certainly did enjoy it although it is not the best courtroom drama ever. Still I do recommend this film to all who have yet to see it. It is a highly entertaining film with a wonderful cast.
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