Just Cause
Just Cause (1995)

The novel by John Katzenbach becomes this legal thriller starring Sean Connery as Harvard Law School professor Paul Armstrong. A legal expert whose days of trying cases are long behind him, Armstrong is moved by a plea he receives from a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 17, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 22, 1999
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In Connery it has a hero who is inescapably appealing.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is no psychological depth, no real motivation, no human values to weigh, just characters jerked here and there like puppets in an arbitrary plot.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it's certainly impossible not to get a kick out of any film in which Sean Connery delivers the following line: "If that's a confession then my ass is a banjo!"

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Despite its merits, the script fails to escape the silly season that fouls up so many thrillers, that time when the twists merely seem like the narrative equivalents of those violin shrieks on a cheesy score.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The longer you stay with it, the more routine and uninspired it seems -- not to mention cowardly.

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Steve Crum

Good crime flick with strength in casting of Sean Connery.

Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

It doesn't bog down in the bogs, but it's slow-moving just about everyplace else.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's brutal, horribly manipulative, and we've seen this stuff before in better pictures.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Connery is as steady as always....great twists

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Go to any Walgreens across the nation and every month there's a new collection of mystery thrillers, usually by the same collection of authors, who churn… More
Al S
One of the best thrillers of the nineties decade that ranks with Seven and The Silence of the Lambs. A strong, brilliant and exhilarating physiological… More
Manu Gino
Buried deep in the Florida Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again. Good movie. The movie didn't really surprise… More
Lenny Muggsy
Alright Kate Capshaw can't act obviously, but its Sean Connery Man and Morpheus, decent suspense drama.
familiar stranger
Damn it, this was like "To Kill A Mockingbird" with the most predictable and silliest twisted ending. (Oops! I hope that ain't a spoiler. And if… More
Reasonable thriller/courtroom drama.