Class Action
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A veteran attorney and his ambitious young daughter, also an attorney, find themselves facing off in court in this melodrama. He, an idealist who always fights for the underdog, is representing a group of car owners who are suing an auto maker because their cars exploded during minor fender benders. She, a corporate shark, is defending the manufacturer. As father and daughter go head to head in court, they also end up resolving a few troubling personal issues.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Apted gives this smarter-than-average script a slick look and expertly develops suspense."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"less a battle of people and corporations than a battle between a fiery daughter and smug father"
‑ Jason McKiernan,
"Not exactly a nail-biter, but a well-crafted courtroom thriller"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Class Action is one of the rare films that combines a truly affecting family crisis with a good potboiler."
‑ Noel Murray, Nashville Scene
"It is the fierce accord between Mastrantonio and Hackman that distinguishes the movie."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"How far we've come! Here, it's still the youngster -- and the woman -- who needs to be put in her place."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Two great actors giving two great performances"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Director Michael Apted has taken what could have been a routine courtroom drama and built instead a stunning study of familial love and misunderstanding."
‑ , Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"What I liked best was the way the whole legal case and all of its twists and turns were used to force the Hackman and Mastrantonio characters into learning things about themselves."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A two-fisted slugger, hammering across points about legal and familial ethics."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Works like an above-average TV-flick ... only with better actors."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Managed to take one of the most contrived plots I've ever seen and make it seem, if not original, then at least way above average."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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