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      Just Cause

      R 1995 1h 42m Drama List
      26% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 46% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Paul Armstrong (Sean Connery), a law professor who staunchly fights the death penalty, is lured into defending a death row inmate, Bobby Earl Ferguson (Blair Underwood), convicted of rape and murder. Ferguson is there due to a coerced confession at the hands of a snarling local sheriff (Laurence Fishburne). Armstrong starts to suspect that a psychotic serial killer (Ed Harris) may be the real culprit. But the deeper Armstrong gets, the more he realizes he doesn't know who's innocent at all. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Just Cause you round up a phenomenal cast, that doesn't mean you have everything you need for a solid legal thriller -- and this film is forgettable proof.

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle In Connery it has a hero who is inescapably appealing. Rated: 3/4 Jun 18, 2002 Full Review Rick Groen Globe and Mail Despite its merits, the script fails to escape the silly season that fouls up so many thrillers, that time when the twists merely seem like the narrative equivalents of those violin shrieks on a cheesy score. Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Paced like a courtroom drama, with a devious plot featuring an above-standard presentation of hunting for clues, uncovering conspiracies, and interrogating witnesses. Rated: 7/10 Sep 14, 2020 Full Review Ed Travis Hollywood Jesus It'd be easy to just pop Just Cause in and enjoy it as a brisk thriller. But there are so many better thrillers out there to engage your adrenaline and your brain. Mar 31, 2020 Full Review Quentin Curtis Independent on Sunday Connery is sadly lacking in vigour, and the script rarely sparkles. But the climax is cruelly effective. Dec 13, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Victor P The first hour started out well as an effective crime thriller with compelling performances, and then the second hour just completely falls apart in a ridiculous plot especially in the end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/11/24 Full Review Steve D It keeps getting more ridiculous as it goes along. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Jack S Not even a good effort from Connery plus an A-list supporting cast (including a very young Scarlett Johansson) can save this violent thriller that unfortunately becomes more disturbing and less plausible as it stumbles along—to a laughably absurd finale. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/04/23 Full Review Jelisije J This movie starts off very stereotypical, but took a nice twist with the story that ultimately left me satisfied. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member So-so legal thriller set in the Florida swamps that twists itself into pretzel. Too contrived to make the plot twists land with any authority. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Disappointing to see stars like Sean Connery in movies like this. Never ending cliches - the psychotic prisoner, unbelievable link to an earlier crime. There are hardly any legal issues for the legal expert to solve. No redeeming factors. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Paul Armstrong (Sean Connery), a law professor who staunchly fights the death penalty, is lured into defending a death row inmate, Bobby Earl Ferguson (Blair Underwood), convicted of rape and murder. Ferguson is there due to a coerced confession at the hands of a snarling local sheriff (Laurence Fishburne). Armstrong starts to suspect that a psychotic serial killer (Ed Harris) may be the real culprit. But the deeper Armstrong gets, the more he realizes he doesn't know who's innocent at all.
      Director
      Arne Glimcher
      Producer
      Lee Rich, Arne Glimcher, Steve Perry
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $35.7M
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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