Engaging courtroom drama that is hugely helped with it's high quality stars and even cult fan favorites like Patrick McGoohan and Kurtwood Smith. I'm especially surprised in how well written this John Grisham adaptation was with a lot of interesting moral and social questions and issues that tackle racism also in the courtrooms and in law itself.
One of the best adaptation of John Grisham's novel. But I feel A TIME TO KILL is a little bit overlong. Also, the drama itself sometimes feels overdramatic. But damn, this movie is very engaging. I think - A TIME TO KILL is great because it has some good actors/actresses in it. Led by fantastic performance from Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sandra Bullock. It's thrilling, intriguing, and entertaining...
It's a terribly conventional movie lacking especially better written dialogues. It has a good screenplay though, and fine performances by McConaughey, Spacey, Jackson and Sutherland. This could've been a 90's Don't Kill a Mockingbird, but it's more of twist derived from a carbon copy.
I'm not much for courtroom scenes (mostly because I'm not very familiar with American laws), but Samuel L. Jackson steals the show as the distraught father who is put on trial after killing the men who raped his daughter... ...And replacing Matthew McConaughey as the lead would've been a good idea.