Runaway Jury
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun, with her lawyer, Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman), arguing that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations pertaining to the sale of firearms. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer is taking no chances on the outcome of a potentially devastating case, and they hire as part of their legal team Rankin… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[T]his film ranks just below The Firm and The Client on the list of John Grisham-inspired thrillers, thumbs up."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"In spite of its cheesy plot twists, thoroughly second-rate direction, and criminally wasted ensemble, Runaway Jury adds up to a nice little gotcha! courtroom melodrama."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Legal thriller isn't aimed at kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The film's action is limited to repeatedly ransacking Cusack's apartment, and the plot is rife with Big-Brother-is-watching paranoia."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"...the first adaptation of a John Grisham novel whose premise and doings I found didn't ring true for a second. Yet I enjoyed the film from beginning to end. Go figure."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A lot of famous faces populate the courtroom in this overplotted and farfetched tale of jury-tampering, but they and the horse they rode in on are all so mired in illogical, head-scratching incoherence, they need lawyers of their own."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Fleder's direction confirms the impression left by his previous films, Don't Say a Word and Kiss the Girls among them, that he's a hack."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"One of the most engrossing underrated legal thrillers in years..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The best Grisham adaptation yet, this one is definitely worth a look."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"'Buen thriller con una que otra vuelta de tornillo que seguramente dejará satisfecho a la mayoría'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"As in all his films, there's a sense that honest human emotion bores Fleder, but he gets points for packing the trial with fine character actors, all of them adept at wringing humor and poignancy from cliche."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"A taut, escapist legal thriller."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"...the best cinematic rendering of a Grisham novel ever, which is either saying a quite lot or very little at all, depending upon your view of things Grisham."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A guilty pleasure for some, a waste of time for most."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Lo que tambalea un poco es el final, porque como suele pasar en el cine de Hollywood las cosas se resuelven más fácilmente de lo que la verosimilitud indicaría..."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
More reviews for Runaway Jury on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

A Time to Kill