A Civil Action


A courtroom-cum-legal drama, mainly from the lawyer's point of view. Our ambulance-chasing hero sees gold in a water-poisoning case, and throws everything into the fight, in the process heading straight towards financial ruin for himself and his partners. Critics have complained that the film is too civil with not enough action (read: almost boring), albeit with some good performances.

112 minutes.
All ages .
Drama
Your honour, I am an ass.
Your honour, I am an ass.

Credits

Cast
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya
Director
Steven Zaillian
ScreenplaySteven Zaillian, from the book by Jonathan Harr
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyConrad L. Hall
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1998
Produced byWalt Disney Productions, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Star
Janine Walker
12
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
5
Box Office
Wade Major
10
Rough Cut
Graham Verdon
10
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10

What the People say

Internet
704 Netizens
13

Average .. 55%

11

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Floyd Mckissick 20
John Deven 14
Emmerentia Chamberlain 14

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Isma Manitsa: Flat

Floyd Mckissick: I loved this movie.

John Deven: Very enjoyable.

Emmerentia Chamberlain: A must see for anyone concerned about the environment.






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