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Swing Vote (1999)

A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder ... See full summary »

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A new appointee suddenly finds himself the center of attention as his other eight justices have split their votes down the middle on a case involving a woman who is charged with murder after she had an abortion. Garcia refuses to make a rapid decision and studies all sides before rendering his opinion. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The story has its weaknesses, but overall it is quite good
10 December 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

A movie about the arguments pro and contra abortion isn't something you see every week. And when such a movie doesn't even make a statement in favor of one the two that's even more rare. This movie is one of this kind. It gives you all the arguments pro and contra but doesn't make a decision for you, which is a good thing.

Everybody who hopes to see a court thriller will be very disappointed. All you get to see are the judges trying to come to a compromise and some lobbyists trying to influence their opinions in function of their own cause. The story has its weaknesses, but overall it is quite good. Same for the acting. Most of the time this is more than just "TV-quality".

This isn't a bad movie, but I do understand why this went straight to video. It wouldn't stand a chance in the multiplex because it isn't a brilliant and gripping story that stands out above the average. In the end this movie may not be the best you've ever seen but it will not be a complete waste of your time either. I reward it with a 6.5/10.


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