Primal Fear Reviews
September 24, 2020
It's part trial procedural but mostly the suspenseful unraveling of testimony and the realization of lies.
March 13, 2019
The part of the script that's dialogue instead of plot is quite snappy. So I believed in this sordid story... for a while.
May 7, 2011
...a solid drama that's elevated on an all-too-consistent basis by Norton's impressively hypnotic work.
May 1, 2011
Edward Norton became an instant star after making a splashy, Oscar-nominated performance in this well-executed horror thriller.
June 19, 2009
An unfolding mystery in which truth is elusive, and twists are the order of the day...gives Norton a career-making opportunity to strut his stuff. [Blu-ray]
April 1, 2009
its heroes only heroes because they believe in order and not because they're capable of order's championing or restoration.
March 26, 2009
Helped greatly by excellent performances from both of the film's leads, as well as the rounded supporting cast.
March 5, 2009
The plot is engaging, the cast is exceptional, and Hoblit moves things along in commendably straightforward fashion. Very entertaining.
February 25, 2009
Exhibits many of the genre's common weaknesses, but the fine acting of Edward Norton, Laura Linney and Richard Gere enables us to forgive them.
December 29, 2007
Unfortunately, Primal Fear hasn't aged well; there are wrinkles and pockmarks all over its face.
January 25, 2006
Ed Norton is out of this world in his break-out performance.