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Runaway Jury (Full Screen Edition)
Runaway Jury
Full Screen Edition
Actors: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Davison
Director: Gary Fleder
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2004     2hr 7min

From master storyteller John Grisham and the director of Don't Say A Word comes a taut suspense-thriller that "grabs hold of you and never lets go" (Philadelphia Metro). In their first film together, screen legends Gene Ha...  more »
     
     

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Actors: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Davison
Director: Gary Fleder
Creators: Arnon Milchan, Christopher Mankiewicz, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, John Grisham, Matthew Chapman, Rick Cleveland
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/17/2004
Original Release Date: 10/17/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/2003
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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A good story subverted by ham-fisted propagandizing
DavidRoss | Woodland, CA United States | 02/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Director Gary Fleder has previously made several mediocre Hollywood thrillers that incidentally glamorize violence. Now he turns one of John Grisham's best novels--an intricately-plotted thriller about jury-tampering in a tobacco trial--into a mediocre Hollywood thriller that shamelessly propagandizes for the gun control lobby. Has he suddenly grown some sort of conscience? Or tumbled into the sack with Sarah Brady, or Ed Asner, or ...?It's too bad this production got carried away with preaching to the converted, for it sabotages Grisham's splendid story and a first-rate cast for the sake of it's ham-fisted anti-gun political agenda. Gene Hackman is excellent (as usual) as the professional jury-rigger. John Cusak and Rachel Weisz are nearly as good as his amateur nemeses. Unfortunately, Dustin Hoffman demonstrates again that his best days are far behind him with another competent but uninspired performance. (What's with that accent?) And a strong supporting cast (including Bruce Davison, Nora Dunn, Bruce McGill, & Jeremy Piven) is mostly wasted in this misguided adaptation. Even so, their good performances and first-rate production values make this movie moderately entertaining, as long as you don't expect fidelity to Grisham's story--or unless the absurdly one-sided propagandizing strains your credulity beyond the breaking point."
Bad interpretation of the book
Phillip Phan | Baltimore, MD | 10/25/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Hackman and Hoffman were typecasted. Cusack, forgettable. Keep your eye out for Weisz (Marlee), she's got potential. 3 stars because she carried the movie.Read the book, it's a lot more exciting and coherent. The film attempts to make a political point about gun control but falls completely flat because the arguments are never developed and so the reason for jury tampering is not believable. Anyone with half an understanding of "agency" would realize that there was no case against the gun manufacturer in the way it was setup. Therefore, the verdict at the end looked more like jury revolt, ala O.J. Simpson (a tired theme), than jury tampering (the point of the story). The film maker should have stuck with the tobacco manufacturers, as in the book. But I suppose this would have dated the movie. I am surprised that Grisham, a lawyer, allowed the movie to be rewritten this way. I guess he was paid a lot of money to look the other way."
Weisz and Hackman shine with a unfaithful script.
Hedi Bosworth | Morris Plains, New Jersey | 10/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While I do understand the fact that books that becomes movies usually do not follow the same pattern of the book, I can't forgive the fact that this film does not even follow the book's theme. While that does bother me, I can't deny the fact that the movie was entertaining. Mostly because of the performances of the actors involve. The Best of these performances goes to Gene Hackman, who is always a delight to watch and is always capable of taking a mediocre film and making it better. The other goes to Rachel Weisz, who not only holds her own with the Great Gene Hackman but also matches his intensity with lethal charm. Don't go in with the notion that this will be just like the book, but go in knowing that you will be entertain by two great actors at there game."