Class Action Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
May 19, 2009
less a battle of people and corporations than a battle between a fiery daughter and smug father
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
A two-fisted slugger, hammering across points about legal and familial ethics.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 12, 2003
Not exactly a nail-biter, but a well-crafted courtroom thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
Two great actors giving two great performances
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2002
Works like an above-average TV-flick ... only with better actors.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What I liked best was the way the whole legal case and all of its twists and turns were used to force the Hackman and Mastrantonio characters into learning things about themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Apted gives this smarter-than-average script a slick look and expertly develops suspense.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It is the fierce accord between Mastrantonio and Hackman that distinguishes the movie.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Managed to take one of the most contrived plots I've ever seen and make it seem, if not original, then at least way above average.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Director Michael Apted has taken what could have been a routine courtroom drama and built instead a stunning study of familial love and misunderstanding.
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
Class Action is one of the rare films that combines a truly affecting family crisis with a good potboiler.
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Entertainment Weekly
March 15, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
May 14, 2007
How far we've come! Here, it's still the youngster -- and the woman -- who needs to be put in her place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

Film4
March 24, 2004
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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