Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Primal Fear (1996)

A hotshot lawyer defends a shy kid accused of murdering a Chicago priest.   Great on so many levels.  One of Richard Gere's best.  Standing most excellently toe to toe with him is Laura Linney.  Beautifully crafted courtroom thriller.  Edward Norton won a truckload of awards for his part, and if you want to see a primo example of Norton's talent, this is the one to see.  Also a nice visit by Steven Bauer and the always spot-on John Mahoney.  One of the best endings ever.  With Alfre Woodard as the Judge and Frances McDormand as the psychiatrist, you absolutely positively no-way can go wrong with this awesome film.

Quickie Synopsis
And Lawyers

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