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: Comedy, Drama
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.

Paul Clinton (

A completly involving movie that will grab you from the first frame of film to the closing credits.

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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Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

Julia Roberts is masterful.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roberts shines.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

With this script, Grant becomes Hollywood's foremost writer of strong, smart women's roles, and Lachmann works the same wonders with the atomizing light of Southern California that he did in Soderbergh's The Limey.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Todd McCarthy

An exhilarating tale.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

One of the gutsiest, most exciting, and most satisfying courtroom docudramas ever, one that genuinely lifts the spirits as you watch it.

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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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