Runaway Jury Synopsis
A juror, a lawyer and a mysterious woman stand in the way of a man trying to manipulate a trial.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The already heavy-footed clomp of Grisham's declamatory storytelling style has been given an extra-thick-soled, wing-tipped,...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Like a juicy steak served to a man suffering on a diet of micro-greens and tofu, Runaway Jury will be devoured by fans of movie melodramas.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Brisk pacing and a remarkable cast achieve the sleight-of-hand effect of making you forgive some implausible twists and a sanitized ending....
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The closest cinematic approximation to a beach novel that money and skill can buy.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A courtroom drama with a compelling story and something peculiar about it, too: For most of its running time, there doesn't seem to be much...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie hums along with a kind of sublime craftsmanship, fueled by the consistent performances of Hackman and Hoffman (in their first film...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This story of 12 manipulable -- or manipulative -- men and women rarely fails to hold your interest, even though much of it doesn't hold...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Its themes and performances didn't stay with me, as did those in "Out of Time." I think this is because, with the exception of Hackman, the...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hackman and Hoffman, old pals in their first film together, make a lively business of their one scene together -– in a toilet, no...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Only slightly more slick and slightly less edgy than past John Grisham adaptations.
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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements, Language and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Legal thriller isn't aimed at kids.
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