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Criminal Law (1989)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 6

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

No Score Yet...
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 970

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Movie Info

A successful defense attorney in Boston (Gary Oldman) finds that success has its price when one of the defendants he got acquitted (Kevin Bacon) resumes the killing spree he had started before being accused. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jun 12, 2007
Runtime:
HBO Video

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Critic Reviews for Criminal Law

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (6) | DVD (1)

The pretentious psychological thriller has nothing worth saying about the American criminal justice system.

Full Review… | November 17, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Oldman's good, and Bacon's bad? Yeah, you know you want to see that

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Worth seeing for for the leading-man role reversal ... plus it's always great to see Bacon play a bastard.

July 27, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Criminal Law

½

Gary Oldman gives a strong performance in this suspense-thriller as an attorney who successfully defends accused killer Kevin Bacon. At first, the film bristles with tension and intelligence, yet it goes on to become predictable and ludicrous.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I was expecting alot more for a film that featured both Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon. They both did a great job in their roles - Gary as a defense atty. who manages to get his client (Bacon) acquitted of murder; and then finds out his client is guilty. Bacon is great at doing creepy. I just thought the story was long and tedious in some places and quite predictable.

neffielee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

½

Gary Oldman as a good guy!

threefolddado
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

Criminal Law Quotes


Martin Thiel: I acted on my belief. How many of us can say that? Can you?
– Submitted by Frances H (2 months ago)
Dr. Sybil Thiel: Simon thinks only the Thiels can judge the Thiels.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 months ago)
Prof. Clemens: The law is the dark shadow of justice. It does not shine. It's not even the same shape but it is connected. We know what cast the shadow and it's as close as we can get.
– Submitted by Ram C (9 months ago)
Prof. Clemens: The law is the dark shadow of justice. It does not shine. It's not even the same shape but it is connected. We know what cast the shadow and it's as close as we can get.
– Submitted by Ram C (9 months ago)
Prof. Clemens: We're meant to act even if we make mistakes; that's why we put a sharp point on pencils an eraser on the other end.
– Submitted by Ram C (9 months ago)

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