A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »
A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the path of truth. Written by
this was obviously a director's effort to make a Lumet movie--that being a socially conscious work where a flawed or culturally influenced man makes the choice to do, or not to do the "right thing", depending on his social and inner conscience.
and in this respect, the Lumet model is seen as the quintessential new york movie, with new york upper west side Jewish social issues. not to say that their issues don't apply to the rest of us, that is if you've ever had enough sensitivity to understand the elitism and influence that resonates from the new york social and intellectual elite, and from there through Hollywood, then you will understand how they hold themselves above the rest of us, and any who understand their power are most often deathly scared to illuminate this reality to the point where i doubt they will approve the posting of this review.
all this being said, it was a nice effort. what at first appears to be a story about the new york JJ elite trying to protect one of its own, becomes a greater story about that which is greater than protecting one's clan--and that is pure greed. all in all, a nice job. i wish there were more movies like this from this demographic and less Adam Sandler. but that is natural selection.
and when i was more explicit about the root of this demographic, this review was pulled.
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