"Serves up twist after twist." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times "Gere creates one of the best performances of his career." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for high-powered Chicago attorney Martin Vail (Richard Gere) to decide. His job is to defend - especially if a case will put his name in the headlines and further his career. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy (Edward Norton) is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption, pit him against a prosecutor (Laura Linney) who's his ex-lover, and test all his skill, judgement and even his win-at-any-cost attitude.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Primal Fear is a straightforward yet entertaining thriller elevated by a crackerjack performance from Edward Norton.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
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- English (Stereo, Dolby)
Cantonese (Subtitled), Dutch (Subtitled), German (Subtitled), Hebrew (Subtitled), Portuguese (Subtitled), Russian (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), Traditional Chinese (Subtitled)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in available languages with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.