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1.

Good Suspense -- For the Intelligent Movie-Goer

8/10
Author: KCS82 on 25 July 2000
2.

Hitchcock would have been pleased

9/10
Author: hylinski on 23 March 2006
3.

The best of the Grisham movies

10/10
Author: Shrykespeare on 11 August 2004
4.

Scary political thriller works due to good script, fine performances...

7/10
Author: Neil Doyle on 10 January 2007
5.

Everyone I have told about the brief is dead.

6/10
Author: lastliberal on 14 August 2007
6.

Star appeal lifts a good political thriller

7/10
Author: NewEnglandPat on 7 February 2006
7.

Engrossing, exasperating, enjoyably silly...

7/10
Author: moonspinner55 on 8 July 2006
8.

Pakula at his best....I love this movie

10/10
Author: pik923 on 17 January 2008
9.

It's all been seen before

6/10
Author: Mr_PCM on 11 April 2009
10.

A Brief ring of truth

9/10
Author: benbrae76 on 11 September 2006
11.

conspiracy

10/10
Author: kai ringler on 4 September 2013
12.

First Great Adaptation Of Grisham's Novel

10/10
Author: Desertman84 on 31 October 2011
13.

Ho-hum adaptation still better than The Firm

4/10
Author: mnpollio on 19 April 2011
14.

Pakula saves dull plot

6/10
Author: HelloTexas11 on 30 May 2008
15.

lame would-be thriller

2/10
Author: Max Salvatore on 10 September 2009
16.

An Awful Lot to Absorb

7/10
Author: Hitchcoc on 6 January 2017
17.

An Enjoyable, Star-Studded, Conspiracy Thriller

7/10
Author: seymourblack-1 on 13 November 2016
18.

Alan Pakula shouldn't have . . .

5/10
Author: inspectors71 on 26 May 2016
19.

Pakula Meets Grisham

Author: sol- on 7 May 2016
20.

This movie aged well

7/10
Author: Alan Caras on 20 February 2016
21.

A solid movie

8/10
Author: jdonalds-5 on 12 February 2016
22.

A solid movie

8/10
Author: jdonalds-5 on 7 February 2016
23.

Give work to your brains a bit

7/10
Author: fahimay on 26 January 2016
24.

Makes you wonder if Uncle Sam is watching.

9/10
Author: OllieSuave-007 on 25 November 2015
25.

A Fine Suspense Film Based on Grisham Novel: Roberts and Washington are Outstanding

9/10
Author: classicalsteve on 23 August 2015
26.

a students left field killer conspiracy effects the president

7/10
Author: 2karl- on 30 July 2015
27.

It is entertaining but don't expect more than that.

6/10
Author: The-Eternity-of-Time on 3 February 2015
28.

How capitalism handles environment

9/10
Author: hasanandassociates on 15 September 2014
29.

Average legal/political thriller that is well made, but isn't particularly exciting

5/10
Author: jimbo-53-186511 on 13 July 2014
30.

Unusual on screen chemistry lights up Grisham thriller

7/10
Author: roghache on 16 March 2006
31.

Bodily waste is made by PEOPLE!!!!!!

2/10
Author: jessegehrig on 26 February 2015
32.

Oval office Bird Flu

7/10
Author: tieman64 on 7 November 2011
33.

This 'Pelican' Needs Much More than Just Being Brief **1/2

6/10
Author: edwagreen on 11 December 2010
34.

"All The President's Men" wannabe is passable

5/10
Author: highwaytourist on 4 December 2010
35.

A Scandal Bubbling Up Around Pelicans

8/10
Author: bkoganbing on 14 February 2010
36.

A high profile Crime Story

7/10
Author: Biswajit Tripathy on 29 March 2007
37.

Explosive Julia, Amazing!!!

9/10
Author: Danny McCabe on 8 July 2006
38.

The Pelican Brief

6/10
Author: Jackson Booth-Millard on 20 May 2011
39.

Star power

8/10
Author: Vitaly Zhiviy (vitaly@mail.rv.ukrtel.net) on 11 January 1999
40.

Another classy Pakula thriller

7/10
Author: Framescourer on 1 August 2005
41.

Resist the urge to watch this movie.

Author: livinatthemovies on 20 February 2003
42.

What a disappointment, after the book!

Author: janicegmartin on 14 December 2002
43.

Average but well cast

5/10
Author: Anders Åslund (anders.aslund@xpress.se) on 7 February 2001
44.

Tension it has - but not much else.

8/10
Author: Tim on 7 July 1999
45.

Merely an O.K. piece of work

6/10
Author: caa821 on 10 February 2007
46.

First-rate legal thriller based on John Grisham's #1 bestseller

10/10
Author: Catherine_Grace_Zeh on 25 November 2005
47.

Glossy, ho-hum thriller

3/10
Author: Libretio on 7 February 2005
48.

The only film I have seen where virtually nothing happened

2/10
Author: Bilstein on 30 June 2001
49.

The Good & Bad Of The Pelican Brief

9/10
Author: ccthemovieman-1 on 18 March 2006
50.

Worth Watching Once But That Is It

7/10
Author: slightlymad22 on 12 March 2015

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