Runaway Jury
Runaway Jury (2003)

When a young widow in New Orleans brings a civil suit against the powerful corporate consortium she holds responsible for her husband's murder, she sets in motion a multi-million dollar case. But it's a suit that may be won even… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An implausible but entertaining legal thriller.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]his film ranks just below The Firm and The Client on the list of John Grisham-inspired thrillers, thumbs up.

David Edelstein

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Legal thriller isn't aimed at kids.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Charles Taylor

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the most engrossing underrated legal thrillers in years...

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A taut, escapist legal thriller.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. You're constantly engaged as this tale takes different twists and turns to keep you guessing. Highly recommend.
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Alex roy
Thrilling dramatic thriller, Runaway Jury is a worthwhile film to watch that boasts a great cast of talented actors and a well constructed story. I thought that… More
Kevin M. Williams
Its another decent courtroom thriller, this one about jury tampering, that's about as formulaic and manipulative as they come. The cast saves it, almost… More
Christopher Heim
A decent courtroom thriller based on John Grisham's 1996 novel. Sure the premise stretches plausibility but the overqualified cast (John Cusack, Gene… More
Luke Baldock
Runaway Jury is another exaggerated courtroom thriller by John Grisham. When I say exaggerated, I mean that in the best possible way. It's all done for… More

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