Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Jun 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A successful but troubled attorney is mandated by the court to defend a convicted murderer who claims she is innocent.
My Take on it – This was an interesting movie with a great idea and a very strong cast.
It starts off real strong but at about the half way mark, it takes a major dive and never is able to recover.
The cast includes Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino, Isaiah Washington, Taye Diggs, David Lyons and Kathy Baker.
The first half would have worked extremely well as a one hour courtroom procedural. The problem here is that the writers tried extending the storyline too much and also seemed to want to add a shock factor to the storyline.
Both are completely unnecessary and by doing so, they took an excellent idea and diluted it resulting in a completely average movie which is extremely unfortunate.
Bottom Line – Uneven movie that probably could have been much better. The first half is much better than the second. Interesting idea that loses its direction along the way.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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