Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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.
When I was younger I wasn't fond of courtroom dramas, so I avoided the Client. But I really didn't need to, as hardly any of the film takes place in the court room. Only one scene, in fact. My other reason for delaying viewing was director Joel Schumacher, whose movies are laughably bad at times. Unfortunately the Client is too. Anthony LaPaglia, for example, is just dreadful as a mob heavy. The movie keeps it head barely above water courtesy of stand out performances from Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon.
I think what it comes down to is I don't much care for John Grisham. His books and movies seem really convoluted. Perhaps I need to watch/read a few more to make sure. This one didn't convince me that I should be in any rush to do so.
"All I ever wanted was a white house with a walk-in closet."
The reason I watched it : Susan Sarandon
The reason I liked it : basically Susan Sarandon
She fitted really well in the role, along with every other actor casted in this film. The casting was perfect, honestly. The acting from the little boy was sometimes a little weird, but globally, it worked.
Kinda cliched by parts, but still effective.
2 hours was a little long. It could have easily been an hour and thirty minutes movie.
La única razón por la que hoy me decidí a ver esta película en televisión (frente a HP5 y El Club de los Poetas Muertos) fue Brad Renfro. Y sí, él está impresionante y su actuación emociona. Pero la película en sí es exagerada, sobreactuada, monótona y nada sorprendente.
Las tres estrellas van por él.
A typical structured film.
Beat for beat, the movie hits the right mark, and rounds off with a neat little package.
Susan Sarandon gives a nice performance, as well as Tommy Lee Jones, and the court room drama aspect of the story, was most entertaining.
A pure lesson of how to make a three act structured film.
Brad Renfro is a terrible actor, so from an acting perspective, the fact that he's dead means little. I'm sure he was a lovely human being, but we're on a movie site, so we're going to dwell on how he pretty much ruined this movie. I don't read John Grisham, so I can't say whether or not the character was written as a moron, but Renfro certainly played him like one. He accentuates the wrong syllables. He has a terrible accent. He's whiny and terrible at every turn. Susan Sarandon is fine. This failure is not on her. Tommy Lee plays the same guy he's played a dozen times. Sadly, his performance in Under Siege was better than this one.…
The legal stuff is good, the thriller stuff isn't so much.
The book was better.
Underage smoking in a Hollywood picture? Don't see that too much these days.
A child with a fairly thick head. First it annoys one, but later you start to love it.
Tommy Lee Jones kicking ass big time in this one with a performance for the books...maybe to contrabalance the over the top performance of the kid who watches the suicide of a mafia liaison and is dragged by the FBI to answer regarding the conversation that he had with that man. He is defended by lawyer Susan Surandon in an all too southern accent. Decent movie that is worth just 1 extra star for Tommy Lees performance
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