Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Lawyer Films



Althouse passes along the news that "Misconduct" - the legal thriller with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins - has bombed.

Which doesn't surprise me because I don't recall hearing about the film and if I haven't heard of it then the movie doesn't exist. [Modern logic.]

The trailer indicates that "Misconduct" is the standard evil billionaire fare that is so loved by Hollywood studio millionaires and billionaires. [I will run to the theater on the day they make a film about an evil sociology professor, peace activist or environmentalist.]

Anyway, here is a question. Which "lawyer film" is your favorite? [Let's exclude "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the nominations.] 

Note that it need not be the "best" from an artistic standpoint.  Just your favorite. I'll post my choice later.

6 Comments:

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Steve said...

My favorite is probably "Witness for the Prosecution." "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Young Mr. Lincoln" would also be on my short list of films primarily about lawyers. Trying to think of some more recent ones that were filmed in color that stuck with me; "A Few Good Men" might be a candidate.

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Steve Layman said...

I'm going old school: "Inherit The Wind" with Spencer Tracy. S

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Richard (Rick) Georges said...

Verdict with Paul Newman.
And Justice for All with Pacino

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absence of Malice is certainly up there. Wikipedia, probably with spoilers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absence_of_Malice

Jim

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger Kurt Harden said...

And Justice For All - Pacino CAN do lawyer films.

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Dale said...

"I want the truth!" "You can't handle the truth!" A Few Good Men.

 

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