I must say that 'Anatomy of a Murder' left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It's a shame that it took me a while to realize that is, in fact, the point. I think the film itself could have made this point in a clearer manner, but I guess satire should be subtle.
It is the misogyny, cheating, and greasiness of the two lawyers -- and the anti-climatic yet happy-go-lucky ending -- that we are asked to look at. It may hurt a bit, but it also thrills... until we realize what is at stake. Not the life of a man on trial, and not the reputation of a rape victim, but the justice system itself.
MY THREE WORDS
Slick, thrilling, disturbing.