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Emanuel Levy
June 15, 2005
Susan Sarandon, the emotional center of the narrative, received a well-deserved Oscar nomination for playing a recovered alcoholic laywer who interacts with the boy as a surrogate mother and a pro.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
June 14, 2004
An engrossing potboiler ... if you don't think too hard. But when you need a pot-smoking Lez Zeppelin-enslaved swamp rat-with-a-brain to plead your case, you call the pitch-perfect Susan Sarandon.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
September 26, 2003
Boring cliche Grisham movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
A lively screen translation of another legal drama by John Grisham
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
Pretty decent John Grisham adaptation
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
Grisham's best novel-to-screen adaptation.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 12, 2003
Worthwhile adaptation of the best seller
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Strong performances buoy standard Grisham potboiler.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
It's a successful frame-turner, no more, no less, and the pleasure we feel is every bit as mild and just as fleeting.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
There isn't a trace of subtlety or intelligence in the far-fetched adventure.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A high-voltage charge of suspense, action and humor.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This isn't a masterpiece of suspense, but it has its moments and is capable of providing some light summer entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Not as satisfying as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It twists and turns in all the expected places, and almost never rises above the ordinary.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Mindless, non-taxing fun, especially if you haven't read the book.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Almost every word Jones utters is terrific. The script is good, but his delivery is what makes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
All in all, it's a mixed bag -- but enjoyable enough to please Grisham fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
The Client's first-rate cast carries it through its many lulls.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
August 16, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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