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A Time to Kill Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 14, 2009
A likable -- maybe even lovable -- movie.

Film4
June 14, 2009
A gritty, intense and engaging courtroom drama.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
Brandon Judell
Entertainment Asylum
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.
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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2004
The best Grisham to hit the screen yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
If the film doesn't add up to a cogent legal argument, neither does it have trouble delivering 2 hours and 20 minutes' worth of sturdy, highly charged drama.
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com
April 23, 2003
Gripping suspense in this southern set drama. Sandra Bullock is oddly matched to McConaughey who lights the fire. Unfortunately, Samuel L. Jackson waits in the wings.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Proves that imaginative lawyers can sometimes tease justice out of her hiding places.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Untrained as an actor, with only three minor roles to his credit, McConaughey holds the screen against Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey, and completely justifies the buzz surrounding his role...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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