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Runaway Jury (2003) Movie Information

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2513

Avg. Rating:

2.72/4

# of Ratings:

124

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/17/2003

Director:

Gary Fleder

Actors:

John Cusack
Gene Hackman
Dustin Hoffman
Rachel Weisz
Bruce Davison
Bruce McGill

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A lawyer and jury consultant working for the gun industry think they have the perfect combination of jurors picked out to hand them a favorable verdict. But a man with inside knowledge, and his girlfriend on the outside, have their own agenda - but they're playing a deadly game. -- Chris Kavan

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FSUNoles27TS 12/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A must-see for all John Grisham fans. Like 'The Firm' this movie failed to capture what was so amazing about the book. But it is hard for any movie to match up to the book, so that isn't saying much. If you are from New Orleans, like myself, you will not be able to stand the fake Orleans accents. I hate it when movies try to get a hold on it. Definitely worth a watch.

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Yojimbo 05/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

What begins as an intriguing premise (that a jury in a high profile legal action is infiltrated by a pair of hustlers looking for profit) soon decends into the usual irrelevant chases and hyperactive camera angles, culminating in the signposted "twist" and cornball happy ending. Watchable because of the experienced leads, but they can do this stuff in their sleep.

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Snoogans 11/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

All the pieces were there for something good, but it just turned out like an episode of Law and Order.

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Chris Kavan 09/17/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Typical justice-themed drama with a few twists and turns, but not enough to make it anything other than mediocre. With a few exceptions, most movies based off John Grisham novels seem to fall into the same trap.

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02/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Justice for Sale?

"Runaway Jury" is about a ruthless jury consultant (Gene Hackman) with no scruples doing whatever it takes to win against a sympathetic and tenacious lawyer (Dustin Hoffman) in a case that throws the issue of gun control in America in the air. Nicholas Easter (John Cusack) is a New Orleans native chosen to be one of the 11 jury members in the case. His motive is to extort, with the help of partner Marly (Rachel Weisz), $$millions with the promise of swaying enough jurors into delivering a favorable verdict for the gun company. Or is he?

From the very beginning I was hooked with the set-up for the trial, the jury selection, everything. This movie flowed so well that by the time it was over, I couldn't believe that two hours had gone by. It was just incredible.

Runaway Jury is a great...

Rating of
3/4 

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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hard to believe, but a pretty good movie

A man who apparently without a background (John Kusack) is picked for jury duty on a trial that has national attention, but he is not there to serve justice. He is there to do what is right, depending on how lawyers on either side pays him and his partner (Rachel Weisz).

They try to make a deal with either side of the case, lead by two lawyers (Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman) who want more than anything to win by manipulating the jury. However, the lawyers are trying to do the same thing.

The hardest part of this movie is to believe that lawyers actually spy on protential jurors. It's even harder to believe that they know who has been randomly selected for jury duty, because it's a secret.

The acting is one of the few good points in this movie. The performances from Hackman a...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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