"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: A straightforward, entertaining thriller with a crackerjack performance by Edward Norton.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
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- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Dutch (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)
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