MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,698 this week

Justice (2004)

 -  Drama  -  12 May 2004 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Under pressure to accept a plea bargain resisted by a street-wise client, public defender Carter stands by his client, angering the judge, then his boss. At home, Carter's wife Sharice, a ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 549 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 5335 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 273 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Justice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Justice (2004)

Justice (2004) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Justice.
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carter
...
Sharice
...
Chief Public Defender Poole
...
Judge Bennett
T. Mychael Rambo ...
Franklin
Joe Minjares ...
Garcia
Amy Matthews ...
Amy
Kevin West ...
Ray
Ron 'C' Collier II ...
Booker
David Simmons ...
Officer Hegg
Jason Lausche ...
Officer Anderson
Clyde Lund ...
Judge Arthur
Joe Thomas ...
Wille
Gavin Lawrence ...
George
Kat Carrol ...
Yvette
Edit

Storyline

Under pressure to accept a plea bargain resisted by a street-wise client, public defender Carter stands by his client, angering the judge, then his boss. At home, Carter's wife Sharice, a socialite who grew up in the suburbs, chafes at the financial and personal strain of raising two young children in the inner city. Sharice pushes Carter to use her uncle's connections to get a job in a fancy downtown law firm. Carter agrees to leave the defender's office for a new job, though not to join a fancy law firm. Instead, following his conscience, he opens a law office in the inner city to fight against a criminal justice system that prizes efficiency over real justice. When Carter and his team of lawyers and activists launch a controversial direct action campaign targeting the court system, Sharice must decide whether to stay with her husband or take their two young children to the suburbs. Carter struggles to keep his family together, expand the direct action campaign, and survive a ... Written by Jujitsu Films, LLC

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The time has come

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality and nudity
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 2004 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$740,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Movies Are NOT Good Soapboxes
9 April 2006 | by (Western US) – See all my reviews

"Justice" is a "message" film that's heavy on the message, light on the script and direction. Simply put, it just doesn't work. The concept is sound: African American public defender fed up with the system starts his own firm to take on the system. His plan: shut the system down by not taking any plea bargains. The concept is sound but the script is too simplistic and in your face. Roger Guenveur Smith, in the lead role, actually does a competent job with what he's been given--which isn't much. But his character is too self-righteous for the viewer to care about what happens to him or his clients. Although we get to see him interacting at home with his wife, Smith and Monica Calhoun don't really have much chemistry together.

The film contains a lot of preaching about how the system incarcerates black men but no mention that many of these men are guilty; in fact, they're repeat offenders who deserve to be incarcerated. My verdict: "Justice" is guilty of being boring in the first degree.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
PURCHASE tyncindy
deconstruct to reconstruct the system kc1act
JUSTICE COMES OUT ON DVD AUG 30th!!! bianca_rhodes2000
Justice goes to Oxford bianca_rhodes2000
Other filming locations ssm31
Discuss Justice (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?