Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 17, 2000
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taking full advantage of Julia Roberts's considerable talent and appeal, Erin Brockovich overcomes a few character and plot issues to deliver a smart, thoughtful, and funny legal drama.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roberts shines.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A shining example of everything promising about American moviemaking as it entered the 21st Century.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

establishes Roberts as a modern Kate Hepburn-one with inner strength and charm and sincerity

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Todd McCarthy

An exhilarating tale.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

There's really no reason this kind of conventional David-and-Goliath tale (based on a true story) should make for such a compelling motion picture, but Soderbergh and Grant smartly mix plenty of humor and unflagging inspiration into the drama.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Julia Roberts winner. R mostly for language.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film lacks focus and energy, the character development is facile and thin, and what about those necklines?

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

smartly directed, with Soderbergh perfecting his style but not overdoing it

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Nick Rogers

Julia Roberts has never been more fragile or stunning. And by oncerning itself with truthful consequences of its characters' self-sacrifices, the film succeeds as a drama as much about the passion of personal investment as the pursuit of justice.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Although marred by a questionable characters and plot points, the film is smart and fluidly directed. Erin Brockovich highlights Julia Roberts in her finest… More
Raymond Wieser
Julia Roberts is her best here as a slightly trashy single mother. Erin Brockovich is a funny, smart, and thoughtful legal drama that despite some plot holes… More
Manu Gino
She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees. Great Film!!! The element that made Julia Roberts a star in Pretty Woman is very much… More
Lady D'arbanville
An intriguing true story, I rarely give Julia Roberts credit, but think it was a part she took well. The passion for the human side of law was the whole… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Powerful and funny, Erin Brockovich is a must-see film that features a spellbinding, scene-stealing performance by Julia Roberts and a thrilling, well-executed… More
Nicki Marie
Original rating of 4 and a half stars stays after rewatch. This is just a really good film. The best role I have seen Julia Roberts in (I really tend to hate… More