Erin Brockovich

2000

Erin Brockovich

Critics Consensus

Taking full advantage of Julia Roberts's considerable talent and appeal, Erin Brockovich overcomes a few character and plot issues to deliver a smart, thoughtful, and funny legal drama.

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Total Count: 145

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Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply don't add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of the entire community. Erin Brockovich was directed by Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on the film, the highest salary paid to a female film star up to that time. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Erin Brockovich
Albert Finney
as Ed Masry
Marg Helgenberger
as Donna Jensen
Cherry Jones
as Pamela Duncan
Peter Coyote
as Kurt Potter
Veanne Cox
as Theresa Dallavale
David Brisbin
as Dr. Jaffe
Dawn Didawick
as Rosalind
George Rocky Sullivan
as Los Angeles Judge
Pat Skipper
as Defending Lawyer
Erin Brockovich-Ellis
as Waitress Julia
Joe Chrest
as Tom Robinson
Meredith Zinner
as Mandy Robinson
Michael Harney
as Pete Jensen
Wade Williams
as Ted Daniels
Cordelia Richards
as Rita Daniels
Kristina Malota
as Annabelle Daniels
Tracey Walter
as Charles Embry
Jack Gill
as Defendant
Irene Olga Lopez
as Mrs. Morales
Emily Marks
as Beth (8 months)
Julie Marks
as Beth (8 months)
Ron Altomare
as Biker Friend
Charles John Bukey
as Biker Friend
Randy Lowell
as Brian Frankel
Sarah Ashley
as Ashley Jensen
Scarlett Pomers
as Shanna Jensen
T.J. Thyne
as David Foil
William Lucking
as Bob Linwood
Mimi Kennedy
as Laura Ambrosino
Scott Sowers
as Mike Ambrosino
Ashley Pimental
as Beth (18 months)
Brittany Pimental
as Beth (18 months)
Larry Martinez
as Nelson Perez
Don Snell
as PG&E Lawyer
Michael Shamberg
as PG&E Lawyer
Gina Gallego
as Ms. Sanchez
Ronald E. Hairston
as Car Messenger
Scott Allen
as Town Meeting Plaintiff
Shelia Shaw
as Ruth Linwood
Jason Cervantes
as Check Messenger
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  • Apr 30, 2015
    Although marred by a questionable characters and plot points, the film is smart and fluidly directed. Erin Brockovich highlights Julia Roberts in her finest form ever, displaying her charm, charisma and humor in an empowering performance that helps define the tone of this dramatic biopic. 4.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 05, 2014
    Powerful and funny, Erin Brockovich is a must-see film that features a spellbinding, scene-stealing performance by Julia Roberts and a thrilling, well-executed portrayal of a real-life legal case.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2012
    Julia Roberts is her best here as a slightly trashy single mother. Erin Brockovich is a funny, smart, and thoughtful legal drama that despite some plot holes and character issues, is engaging, emotional, and inspiring. Aaron Eckhart is almost unrecognizable here as George, the next-door neighbour. A subdued, but strong performance from him as well, but Julia Roberts definitely steals the show.
    Raymond W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2012
    I like this movie because Julia Roberts' lips aren't as big as the Bismarck ship that sunk in the World War II yet. <i>(and this is the moment when you are questioning why Flixster gave me a Super Reviewer badge)</i>
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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