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A District Attorney Out For A Conviction. A New Lawyer Out Of Her League. A Young Boy Who Knew Too Much.
A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots himself and Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realize that Mark probably knows more than he says.
Damn good cast. Sarandon is really fantastic, and a young Brad Renfro is bursting with raw talent; his performance is a little uneven, but there are definite flashes of the actor he could have been (seriously, fuck you heroin). Jones goes a bit off type as the smarmy US Attorney. Kim Coates (not against type at all as the creepy mafia enforcer) is pretty damn good as well.
Like all of the early 90's Grisham adaptations, The Client is a solid, well made film. I think the fact that this was one of the weaker Grisham's, story wise, works against it (I still say The Pelican Brief stands above his early work in that regard). I think it's worth a recommendation, though.
So, can we talk about the fact that Joel Schumacher directed the two best John Grisham adaptations? (This and A Time to Kill.)
The acting is excellent, which is really no surprise considering the cast. Jones plays a U.S. Attorney with aspirations to political office. If this weren’t an adaptation I would have suspected the character had been written for him as it fits his style perfectly. Susan Sarandon is brilliant as a young lawyer fighting for someone who can’t fight for himself. Mary-Louise Parker is perhaps a bit underused, but she does an excellent job when she is there. And Brad Renfro shines in his debut. (It’s really awful that his career was cut tragically short. As it is…
Kinda frustrating to watch when the whole thing could've been avoided if the damn kid just told the cops what he heard from the get-go. But alas...kids.
This flick is entertaining enough but oh so painfully dated. Anthony LaPaglia's wardrobe is just unspeakable.
Okay crime thriller which starts well, but loses it's way towards the later stages, mainly due to some questionable plot contrivances, and comedy bumbling bad guys.
Joel Schumacher turns in a toned down legal thriller courtesy of one of Grisham's endless bestsellers at the time, with a solid as a rock cast. I love good legal thrillers, and while the length is felt at times and visually drab, it's still an engaging story and one of the better Grisham adaptations.
U know your movies in trouble when you use a seen it before storyline, u know that movies not in trouble when you throw Tommy Lee Jones into the mix.
A decent thriller
With a great cast, but it feels
Like too much story.
Brad Renfro is so good.
Part of that great string of Grisham films from the 90s, but I will agree that if the kid had just talked right away, most of this film would have never happened. Also, Renfro can be trying at times.
That said, it does have a great cast and a more slow burn thriller style.
Jones and Sarandon just shine in these roles. They are so good, you wish they would've made a sequel just to bring them back.
I guess unlike most Grisham films, there isn't really any mystery here. We know all the information right away.
This legal thriller manages to build suspense due to it being told through the perspective of a young boy
Sarandon is not one of my favourite actors , but here she does a good job. I believe it was well received at the theatres and by critics.
I had seen this before, either when it came out or on video early in my time in Korea (or probably both).
Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones and yet this is one of those where the sum seems less than the total of its parts. Sarandon was great and Jones was underutilized. I could easily imagine that the novel is terrific but this movie just does not hold up to other John Grisham adaptations.
In der Hauptrolle: Dean Winchester in klein incl. Led Zeppelin T-Shirt, Luftgitarre und kleinem Bruder Sam. Eric Kripke ist so einfallslos.
Joel Schumacher's 1994 Southern courthouse drama, featuring memorably precocious protagonist Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) who - with the assistance of compassionate and eminently capable lawyer Reggie Love (Susan Sarandon) - attempts to thwart the murderous advances of the New Orleans mob, while keeping the Office of the District Attorney at bay long enough to stay alive.
An enjoyable adaptation of a John Grisham novel, with a cast rounded out by Tommy Lee Jones as 'The Reverend' Roy Folltrig - a slick, publicity-craving Louisiana State District Attorney with ambitions for Governor; and Anthony LaPaglia as the menacing, if idiotic, Barry 'The Blade' Muldano.
Schumacher's direction is atmospheric; imbued with a deep-south sweat-soaked sheen. Renfro is outstanding as Sway: a child who…
The British Academy Film And Television Awards. From 1947 to present day.
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I began my interest in watching movies at age 17,since then I have watched many good movies (and some incredibly…