Just Cause (1995)
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The novel by John Katzenbach becomes this legal thriller starring Sean Connery as Harvard Law School professor Paul Armstrong. A legal expert whose days of trying cases are long behind him, Armstrong is moved by a plea he receives from a Florida death row inmate, Bobby Earl (Blair Underwood). It seems that the educated, upstanding Earl has been railroaded by an overeager sheriff (Laurence Fishburne) zealously trying to solve the kidnapping and murder of a little girl. Once Armstrong arrives in
Feb 17, 1995 Wide
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Warner Home Video
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Despite its merits, the script fails to escape the silly season that fouls up so many thrillers, that time when the twists merely seem like the narrative equivalents of those violin shrieks on a cheesy score.
It doesn't bog down in the bogs, but it's slow-moving just about everyplace else.
There is no psychological depth, no real motivation, no human values to weigh, just characters jerked here and there like puppets in an arbitrary plot.
The longer you stay with it, the more routine and uninspired it seems -- not to mention cowardly.
Despite its tendency to tread well-traveled roads, Just Cause is filmed with enough energy and craft that, for the majority of its one-hundred minute running time, it's reasonably entertaining.
Good crime flick with strength in casting of Sean Connery.
Connery is as steady as always....great twists
Forgettable and less than thrilling.
Ridiculous from start to finish. Connery, Harris, and Fishburne couldn't have wasted their time in a less productive fashion.
A sorry excuse for a thriller, with both narrative and character handled with remarkable ineptitude.
Things heat up for the last bang-up 40 minutes all right, but why did director Arne Glimcher feel it necessary to go so formulaically dull at first?
The plot machinations here become so contrived and the coincidences so bizarre that by the end ... audience members will likely be scratching their heads.
On the whole the film ends up no more than an unbelievable action picture with a few rewarding performances.
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