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A Time To Kill (1996)

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, , Kevin Spacey, , Sandra Bullock, , Charles S. Dutton, , Ashley Judd, , Oliver Platt, , Brenda Fricker, , Donald Sutherland, , Kiefer Sutherland, , M. Emmet Walsh, ,

Director(s): Joel Schumacher

Language: English

Genre: Detective Story / Courtroom Dr

Synopsis


This adaptation of John Grisham's bestseller takes place in the small town of Canton, Mississippi, where two White rednecks kidnap, rape and savagely beat a young Black girl. The men are caught, but the child's deeply enraged father, Carl Lee Hailey, takes justice into his own hands by killing the thugs himself at the courthouse.
Now Carl Lee Hailey is the one on trial, a highly controversial and fiery proceeding that begets numerous racial issues and incidents, some involving the Ku K... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on December 8, 2007, 2:21 am
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Pretty standard straight-ahead courtroom case with no real thrills. The cast was impressive and fine in their respective parts (and Deril is truly gay for McConaughey), but it's all familiar territory better showcased in 'Mississippi Burning' and the like.
Ashley Judd as the long-suffering lawyer's wife is just a throwaway role, not really needed.
The dog lives, and McConaughey gets to utter the always dependable line "If we quit now, then all this was for nothing!!".
And Donald Sutherland turns in another typecast-late-in-his-career performance as a grizzled old drunk (see 'Virus').
It kept me involved enough, but I won't remember too much of it in a few months.
"Yes they deserve to die! And I hope they burn in HELL!"

Deril wrote on December 8, 2007, 9:32 am
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I thought this was GREAT. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. I really got sucked into the story and found myself really caring for the characters. My only complaint is that Spacey was under used (but still great). Oliver PLatt gets 1 star right off the bat. Sam Jackson was great as usual.

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