Runaway Jury (2003)

Gary Fleder directs John Cusack, Rachel Weisz and Gene Hackman in this courtroom thriller where various parties try to tamper with a jury from without and within.

One of the best ensembles of the new millennium take on Grisham’s sturdiest airport novel. And the results are slick… even if they rarely threaten to reach the status of a classic. After a strong start setting up all the conspirators, the plot kinda fizzles into a series of face offs, break-ins and foot chases. And that’s fine for a Saturday night but the red meat of the novel is in the jury room… the 12 get lost in the mix by the third act as you really want to keep your eyes on old warhorses Hackman and Hoffman as they preen and grimace.


Perfect Double Bill: The Chamber (1996)

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