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A Time to Kill Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 14, 2009
A likable -- maybe even lovable -- movie.
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.
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.
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.
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
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April 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 6, 2001
McConaughey, 26, is dynamite in a performance of smarts, sexiness, scrappy humor and unmistakable star sizzle.
January 1, 2000
A skillfully constructed morality play that pushes all the right buttons and arrives at all the right conclusions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Like many artists today, Grisham and Schumacher exploit racial tension without understanding it.
January 1, 2000
Despite certain drawbacks, A Time to Kill is involving, energetic, and occasionally thought-provoking. All things considered, this film will make for a worthwhile trip to the cinema for all, not just those who have time to kill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A handsome but riotously cluttered melodrama with maybe 145 subplots.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
July 24, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: C