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Erin Brockovich Reviews

June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It's easy to forget you're watching a performance.
January 1, 2000
Before long, the character simply becomes irritating.
January 1, 2000
Entertaining, instructive, emotional, expertly directed and funny.
January 1, 2000
Roberts shines.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
An exhilarating tale.
January 1, 2000
It's a prime Julia Roberts movie, and it is beguiling at just that.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A stand-up-and-cheer crowd pleaser.
January 1, 2000
The film lacks focus and energy, the character development is facile and thin, and what about those necklines?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Even if Erin Brockovich leaves us contemplating its many loopholes, the verdict remains: some sellouts are worth the price of admission.
January 1, 2000
One of the gutsiest, most exciting, and most satisfying courtroom docudramas ever, one that genuinely lifts the spirits as you watch it.
January 1, 2000
A rousing, hugely entertaining movie.
January 1, 2000
It's a victory for Julia Roberts, co-star Albert Finney and director Steven Soderbergh. It's also a victory for the audience.
January 1, 2000
Involving and entertaining.
January 1, 2000
Roberts has never been better as she glares and swears her way through the movie.
January 1, 2000
Roberts does what the best movie stars do. She makes you believe in Erin Brockovich as a living, breathing human being even as you're also constantly aware that you're watching Julia Roberts on screen.
January 1, 2000
It's not that this is lousy entertainment, it's just that it's a Serious Topic given unnecessary Celebrity Sheen.
January 1, 2000
Just watch [Finney's] reactions to see a great supporting actor at work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Smart, savvy, funny, and, at times, poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh demands a lot from his star here, and she delivers, perhaps more than even he expected.
January 1, 2000
[Soderbergh's] knack for getting career-defining turns from actors is intact.
January 1, 2000
[Roberts looks] spectacularly and movingly human even at the expense of her established persona.
January 1, 2000
With Erin Brockovich, [Soderbergh] pulls off his most impressive feat yet: giving crowd-pleasing baubles a good name.
January 1, 2000
A completly involving movie that will grab you from the first frame of film to the closing credits.
January 1, 2000
There is never a dull moment.
January 1, 2000
Demonstrates how good Soderbergh is with actors.
January 1, 2000
The best "message movie" in recent memory, it is also, so far, the best film of the new millennium.
January 1, 2000
The arc of the tale may be conventional, but Roberts, in her most forceful dramatic performance, allows us to take in every moment through fresh, impassioned eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
What Soderbergh can do as well as anyone is bring restraint, intelligence and subtlety to mainstream material, and what a difference that makes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Atop all the talk about this being Roberts' career performance so far (and it is), it would be unjust to overlook that this is also the best screen role Finney has had in years.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
With this script, Grant becomes Hollywood's foremost writer of strong, smart women's roles, and Lachmann works the same wonders with the atomizing light of Southern California that he did in Soderbergh's The Limey.
January 1, 2000
From the opening to the perfect final shot, Roberts is in nearly every scene of Erin Brockovich, and there isn't a second when we're not on her side.
January 1, 2000
Not only is every plot development signaled far in advance, but nearly every scene in the film's long second section rings a variation of one of two themes: 1) Julia Roberts tells somebody off, or 2) Julia Roberts feels somebody's pain.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5