A Time to Kill Reviews

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October 16, 2020
It's not perfect, but perhaps that's part of its sometimes pulpy joy (and certainly McConaughey's character flaws are part of his charm).
May 26, 2020
Better grab those homemade wigs and gavels, because here comes another ripping, one-size-fits-all slab of legal eaglery from the platinum paperback pen of John "you can buy my collected works at any airport newsagent" Grisham.
May 29, 2019
Legal drama candidly tackles race relations in America.
November 29, 2017
(Grisham) films are... grossly over-inflated examples of that old genre which hardly ever need change, the courtroom drama. A Time To Kill is no different, except that its verdict would be laughed out of any court anywhere in the civilised world.
September 7, 2011
June 14, 2009
A likable -- maybe even lovable -- movie.
June 14, 2009
What craven offal!
June 14, 2009
A gritty, intense and engaging courtroom drama.
April 1, 2009
Only a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman could make things worse--and lo and behold, speak of the devil and Old Scratch appears.
October 8, 2008
Although it has its share of implausibilities, A Time To Kill is generally the most satisfying of the John Grisham screen adaptations to date.
August 13, 2006
With Joel Schumacher's tasteful but second-rate-Sidney-Lumet direction and Akiva Goldsman's nuts-and-bolts script, these boys have created a surprisingly stirring indictment of racism.
February 9, 2006
Justice may be blind, but rarely have courtroom dramas presumed quite so heavily on cultural myopia as this heinous version of John Grisham's first novel.
July 4, 2004
Looks aren't enough. In the lead, McConaughey isn't there.
June 23, 2004
McConaughey nails with such laconic grace that some critics are comparing him to the young Paul Newman and to Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird.
April 16, 2004
April 7, 2004
January 2, 2004
The best Grisham to hit the screen yet.
August 22, 2003
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August 17, 2003
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