A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... (2007)

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Writer-director Eric Chaikin's feature-length documentary A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar. . . offers a witty, seriocomic look at myriad aspects of the American legal process and judicial system. It hones in on six individuals, all prospective attorneys at the time of the film's production, and follows them through trials and travails as they approach and take the formidable bar. Chaikin then uses the subjects' stories as springboards to broader digressions on U.S. litigation. The film features a myriad of celebrity guest appearances, from both well-respected attorneys and entertainers. Participants include: attorneys Alan Dershowitz, Mark Lanier and Joe Jamail; comics Eddie Griffin and Michael Ian Black; TV commentators John Stossel and Nancy Grace, and many others.

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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Too slick and sound-bitey for its own good, this documentary about U.S. lawyers aims for the smart-aleck tone of its title while throwing out punchy statistics as if it were a PowerPoint presentation.

Jan 26, 2010 | Full Review…

tears the law profession down before quietly building it back up again.

Nov 27, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

I never really understand what it really means to be a lawyer, and this movie did a great job at showing me what it takes and why people choose this profession.

Jun 8, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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