Argumentative August #1 – The Verdict (1982)

Check out the #1 pick for our Argumentative August blogathon. This is a review of The Verdict (1982) by Tim

Ten Stars or Less


Argumentative August #15 – The Accused (1988) – Filmfunkel

Rob and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon. This next film, The Accused is being reviewed by Tim of Filmfunkel. Let’s see what he thought of this movie…


The Verdict (1982)

The Verdict is an excellent court-room drama, a tight cat-n-mouse tale of facing overwhelming odds for justice. It has a smart script written by David Mamet loaded with potent scenes and piercing dialogue. Sharp directing by Sidney Lumet (who also directed 12 Angry Men) includes superb use of visual metaphor. Things like staircases transcend their prop-status and actually tell part of the story.

Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a broken, boozing lawyer with a trainwreck for a past. His former partner has found him an easy case: a comatose woman, given the wrong anesthetic, her baby was lost and her brain…

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