...And Justice for All
...And Justice for All (1979)

Norman Jewison's blackly satirical look at the American justice system has gained in stature as one of the more incisive social commentaries of its time. Al Pacino plays Arthur Kirkland, an incorruptible attorney who attempts to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 29, 1979
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Justice is seldom as deep or trenchant as it wants to be, but there's abundant pleasure to be gleaned from skating along its surfaces.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

With the exception of Mr. Strasberg and Mr. Levene, the actors are as hysterical as their material.

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Pacino does his best with a well-meaning but unfocused script, which often concentrates too much on politics, thus failing to do justice to its characters.

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Variety Staff

Attempts to alternate between comedy and drama, handling neither one incompetently, but also not excelling at either task.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here's an angry comedy crossed with an expose and held together by one of those high-voltage Al Pacino performances that's so sure of itself we hesitate to demur.

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TV Guide

A tiresome and pointless film where Pacino is wasted as a witness to a parade of lunatics.

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Time Out

Aims to do for the American judicial system what All the President's Men did for the presidency, and if Jewison had only maintained the tone of the superb original screenplay, he might have succeeded.

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James Berardinelli

...And Justice for All has no part in the stock trade of shock witnesses and surprising revelations. This is about how too many guilty people walk while the innocent take their places in overcrowded jails.

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Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine

If an uneasy mix of humour and sadness never quite gels, its message is clear and its cast uniformly strong.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Not for all, at leas not for THE ONE who matters the most!! Clumsy way of making an attempt to expose the legal system for what it is, and displaying its… More
Alice Shen
Wow Pacino. Wow. He makes even mundane actions like sitting on a park bench and moving his legs to make way for a line of joggers look inspired.… More
Dan Schultz
An over-rated legal drama centering on one lawyer's (Al Pacino) desire to take-down the legal system that is so corrupt. While this movie features a heck… More
Al S
An electrifying and stunning court-room drama. Al Pacino give a brilliant and extroadiary performance. Dirctor, Neil Jordans masterpiece.
Chris Garman
Al Pacino (along with Robert DeNiro) was probably the greatest actor of the 1970's. Long before he became the yelling guy that found his start in Scarface… More
Cindy I
First fell for Pacino in this film, and have loved him ever since.