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April 7, 2019



Cher as Self
Dennis Quaid as Shark, Baseball Pitcher
Joe Mantegna as Bobby Gold
Liam Neeson as Robert
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121 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dierregi 7 / 10 / 10

Solid plot and great cast for underrated movie

Public defender Riley (Cher) is given an apparently hopeless case just before Christmas and some much needed holidays. Her homeless client Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson in a great performance) is a deaf-dumb veteran, on trial for murdering a young woman and stealing her purse, containing 9 dollars. Carl claims to be innocent and being a conscientious lawyer, Riley investigates the case, to discover that there might be a lot more to it. Enter cocky Eddie (Quaid), a lobbyist forced to take jury duty. Eddie starts helping Riley, even if this could get her disbarred, since members of the jury must not have contacts with the lawyers. The fourth main character of the story is Judge Helm (Mahoney), a sourpuss judge who seems very edgy about the case, and very much disliking Riley. The story is multi-layered: we get to take a look at the homeless and their daily struggle to survive in opulent Washington; we get Riley and Carl's relationship, a mix of pity and anger; we also have Riley and Judge Helm subtle conflict and finally a mild romance between Riley and Eddie. This does not take too much screen time, but it is nicely suggested. Cher proves she can act. Everything is perfect about her character, from her wardrobe of comfortable clothes and outfits casually put together for the courtroom, rather than classic suits, to the weariness of her behavior. Quaid is also good as the cad with a conscience. Neeson is menacing, disgusting and pitiful as the veteran. A trio of actors in great form and a solid courtroom drama with some action. I am surprised this movie did not get more recognition.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10 / 10

trial a little slow

In Washington, Justice Lowell commits suicide after giving Elizabeth Quinn an envelop. She is later found dead on the banks of the Potomac River. Carl Wayne Anderson (Liam Neeson) is found nearby with her wallet and gets arrested. He's a deaf mute homeless man. Overworked attorney Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to defend him. Lobbyist Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid) can't get out of being on the jury. Judge Matthew Bishop Helms (John Mahoney) and ADA Charlie Stella (Joe Mantegna) round out the court participants. Sanger starts investigating on his own. The trial is a little slow. There are little things that could be done to speed up the exchanges and raise the intensity. Carl is forced to write his testimony which slows down the process. Simply writing faster and squeezing out split seconds would increase the tension. It's also very careless that Riley and Sanger keep meeting up so openly. There is pumping up the tension and then there is artificially pushing the logic. This trial drama and thriller works to some extend.

Reviewed by Bill Brooks 7 / 10 / 10

More holes than Swiss cheese

Not a bad film as such and Cher gives a reasonable performance as a lawyer, for someone who once believed the sun revolved around the earth(according to Sunny). The main fault is the plot. There are so many holes; for example, would a lawyer *really* get into such a relationship with a juror? What was Michael doing at the station? did he follow the juror? if so how? why did Cher go to the judges' home? to confront him? why did she back off when she saw the deputy attorney general? surely this was a chance to to present her evidence to him. Would the deputy a.g. allow all of the confrontation in the court at the end or would he have quietly called off the trial and have the judge arrested at home(he obviously knew what was happening or else why was he there?). And that sappy ending! perhaps it was a bad film after all...Really expected better from Peter Yates.

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