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October 14, 2016
Thumbs up for Pacino and a great cast of other characters, well-acted, plus a good plot; thumbs down for the rambling script, the jogs between comedy and drama, the feeble attempt at a thriller, too many caricatures, and overdone "good little guy" vs. "corrupt powerful people and the state". This is Norman Jewison channeling Paddy Chayefsky, and falling short.
August 12, 2016
After a bit of a meandering first half, this one has some bite in the afterwards as a scathing commentary on the American legal system filled by mostly lawyers and judges who generally don't care about their clients or justice. One thing that is interesting is how the perception of choosing to be bald (Tambor's character) has changed from this time.
August 4, 2016
Saw this on 3/8/16
It takes some time to become interesting and it's hard to watch becuase it is unfocussed, yet the film manages to stay afloat thanks to Pacino and some message hidden in the muddle. The satire intended in this film is not properly utilized making it a bit hard to watch and enjoy it.
June 19, 2016
Some one-liners and quotable situations, as well as Al Pacino fully-committed performance are able to overcome Norman Jewison's uncertain approach.
November 1, 2015
a very good legal drama movie with some comedy and a very famous ending.
October 26, 2015
Good movie. Pacino was superb and perfect as usual. Jack Warden was hilarious and perfect. Lee Strasberg plays his standard old, Jewish guy. Sometimes I wonder if he just shuffles from movie set to movie set with the same clothes and dialog. The movie's message is a wide broadbrush that the entire US judicial system is corrupt, insane and unjust, starting at the top with the judges. Yeah, okay. Otherwise it's a good watch, funny and sad and upsetting, and Pacino is a joy to watch. And you can't miss that famous line "YOU'RE out of order....YOU'RE out of order...this whole COURT is out of order !!!"
July 13, 2015
and justice for all!
May 18, 2015
Another 70s gem, and another exhaustingly energetic performance from Pacino's prime. Jeffrey Tambor bats clean-up, and he makes plenty of huge mistakes ;)
May 3, 2015
A spectacular court room drama with a wonderful performance from Al Pacino and at the time wonderful breakout performances from Jeffery Tambor and Christine Lahti. It is very well written with great directing from Norman Jewison.
February 21, 2015
A wonderful cast. And the story was a mixture of humor and seriousness. All while showing the ins and outs and even crooked parts of the law. And the people who are supposed to uphold those laws.
February 10, 2015
Top notch Pacino even if it's a bit melodramatic and tiresome.
January 20, 2015
Could say a total movie. Remind our duty on moral rectitude.
January 17, 2015
More direction less than anticipated
December 31, 2014
"justice is corrupted every where".
September 16, 2014
When it's good, it's very good. When it's bad... Well, you know the rest. There are indeed moments of great drama and dialogue (I think just as good as "You're out of order" are Pacino's last couple of lines as he's dragged out of the courtroom). But there are also moments where the dialogue is stilted, the acting (thankfully, mostly by actors in bit parts) falls short, the music doesn't fit, and the scenes don't belong. Better edited, this movie could have gained another star in my mind.
August 16, 2014
Its a movie which have Al Pacino in a new role and he is the best in the movie , the others are just included for the sake of cast.
August 4, 2014
(First and only viewing - 11/10/2012)
August 3, 2014
Al does his thing and for the most part it works the movie is a bit forgettable however
July 5, 2014
Pacino's acting is incomparable
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