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Erin Brockovich Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 27, 2014
A shining example of everything promising about American moviemaking as it entered the 21st Century.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 14, 2012
There's really no reason this kind of conventional David-and-Goliath tale (based on a true story) should make for such a compelling motion picture, but Soderbergh and Grant smartly mix plenty of humor and unflagging inspiration into the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2012
smartly directed, with Soderbergh perfecting his style but not overdoing it
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 31, 2012
establishes Roberts as a modern Kate Hepburn-one with inner strength and charm and sincerity
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Julia Roberts winner. R mostly for language.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
September 24, 2010
Julia Roberts has never been more fragile or stunning. And by oncerning itself with truthful consequences of its characters' self-sacrifices, the film succeeds as a drama as much about the passion of personal investment as the pursuit of justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
February 21, 2008
In this Oscar-winning fairytale, combining traits of Norma Rae and Karen Silkwood, Julia Roberts is at her most winning and sexiest as the lone-figher against the system; that it's inspired by an actual case makes it more fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
An example of Hollywood entertainment done with finesse and compassion, the way it always should be but so often isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
It would have seemed impossible to me that a writer could take such a worn-out premise and make it enthralling, but this guy has done it.
| Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
It's hard to imagine another actress pulling this off without appearing sleazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2003
With director Steven Soderbergh at the helm and Julia Roberts in the title role, the movie breezes by enjoyably without so much as a grandstanding speech or an awkward moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Indie director and movie star team up for thrilling, smart, snappy entertainment with a message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
...sort of like A Civil Action Lite
Full Review| Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Few critics have been as skeptical of Julia Roberts' talents as I, but "Erin Brockovich" has won me over.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O incrível é que Julia Roberts nos faz esquecer de sua aura de 'estrela de cinema' e acreditar que ela seja, de fato, alguém com sérias dificuldades financeiras.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Erin is far and away her own worst enemy — and a good thing too, because she needed at least one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Steven Soderbergh realizes that he's working with a potentially been-there-done-that situation, and he makes all the right choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
This movie has the eerie tang of so many other wretched Roberts vehicles of the past...but somehow, it manages to produce a moderately good film
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 15, 2001
I liked this movie on its own merit, not just the merit of the true story it was portraying.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 19, 2001
It is not a movie, but a collection of scenes that serve one purpose only: to justify Julia Roberts as a movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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