"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

4.4 out of 5
109 Ratings
109 Ratings

74% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.7/10
  • Fresh 32
  • Rotten 11

Critics Consensus: A straightforward, entertaining thriller with a crackerjack performance by Edward Norton.

Information

Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2005 Paramount Pictures

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Dutch (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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