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A race against time is always a convenient way of giving a drama some urgency and it's used to great effect in this story about an old-school journalist convinced that a convict on death row is innocent. Clint Eastwood plays the hard-drinking, womanizing hack, Isaiah Washington the condemned black man, in prison more because of the colour of his skin than anything he's actually done. Familiar material, maybe, but so well written and coolly directed you'll be gripped throughout.
This thoughtful American tragedy touches on racism and vigilantism and is another gem in Clint Eastwood's magnificent career.
14–16 years 116 mins
Lawyer Frank Galvin is a mess, but he's finally got a case that matters and he needs to do a proper job: for his own self-respect, and for justice.
14+ years 123 mins
Riveting courtroom drama centred around a local prosecutor who gets a chance to rekindle his faltering career.
11+ years 154 mins
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