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Time to Kill, A (1996) Movie Information

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Time to Kill, A (1996)
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Overall Rank:

829

Avg. Rating:

2.95/4

# of Ratings:

233

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/24/1996

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Actors:

Matthew McConaughey
Sandra Bullock
Samuel L. Jackson
Kevin Spacey
Oliver Platt
Charles S. Dutton

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In the town of Clanton, Mississippi a young black girl is raped and beaten by two white men. The father, deciding to take justice in his own hands, kills the men in court. With racial tensions about to break on both sides, a young lawyer takes on the case but it may cost him his practice or even his life. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo 06/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I usually detest John Grisham's brand of airport populist courtroom trash, but an impressive cast elevates this above the usual white liberal take on southern racism. The characters are wall to wall cliches, but decent character actors keep them interesting, particularly SLJ and Donald Sutherland.

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Michael 06/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

A great film that lots of people have not seen MCConaughey's speach at the end is heartrenching

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Daniel Corleone 12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

It starts where a 10-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously raped and beaten by two white racistsóJames Louis "Pete" Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Carl Lee Hailey, recalls a similar case from the year before wherein four white men raped a black girl in a nearby town. Billy Ray Cobb's brother, Freddy Lee Cobb, is seeking revenge for Carl Lee's killing of his brother. A remarkable plot with endearing portrayals from almost every cast. A Time to Kill is a smart drama with believable situations.

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Snoogans 11/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Good legal drama filled with great actors.

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mitchellyoung 07/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

There's a lot to like about this movie, but the main star is the conviction and chemistry displayed by the leads. There really isn't a bad performance in the movie and that makes the racial issues that the film investigates more thought-provoking, as they are handled seriously and with poise.

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04/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Now imagine that she is white!!!

First rate adaptation of a top notch John Grisham novel directed by Joel Shumaker about a revengeful father (Samuel L Jackson) on trial for the murder of two white supremist brothers charged with the brutal rape and attempted murder of Jackson's 10 year old daughter. This movie is a must see as it deals with the racial tension in Mississippi during the trail. Matthew McConaughey becomes a bonified star after his portrayal of the Attorney hired to defend Jackson. The supporting cast includes great performances by Sandra Bullock , Kevin Spacey , Oliver Platt , Charles S Dutton , Keifer and Donald Sutherland , and Ashley Judd. Great acting , screenplay , and directing helps this movie land at #4 in my top 100!!! You will not be dissapointed in this movie!!

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4/4 

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