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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Verdict

    Une réalisation correcte, un scénario solide quoique souvent lourdement théâtralisé, une interprétation exemplaire, des séquences quelquefois ennuyeuse, du bon Sidney Lumet, sans réelle grandeur ni fougue majestueuse... www.cinefiches.com

  2. Ghostman's rating of the film The Verdict

    Among the very best of the courtroom/ legal drama genre. Lumet is godlike here and Newman gives one of his very best efforts here, which is saying a lot. A great film.

  3. Nolan Barth's rating of the film The Verdict

    With films like Network, Dog Day Afternoon and 12 Angry Men under his belt Sidney Lumet has quite the career. However, with "The Verdict" Lumet might have managed to make his best film yet! Newman gives an great performance. He is vulnerable and weak, but at the same time he has a strange strength. It also helps that this film is very reminiscent of one of my favorite films Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder!

  4. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film The Verdict

  5. ughchenausea's rating of the film The Verdict

    e che devo fa', mi ha annoiata

  6. Jason's rating of the film The Verdict

    Three things: 1) Master director at the top of his form; 2) as uncompromising and not-very-glamorous a performance from a Hollywood star of the oldschool as you are ever likely to see (Fonda in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST notwithstanding); 3) screenplay that imparts information in a remarkably sophisticated manner (at least for awhile). Will say, though: the Mata Hari business is a bit of a hard swallow (and lame).

  7. Dalibor's rating of the film The Verdict

    Quite common premise of an off-course lawyer opposing the unjust judicial system is presented in two ways. By an equally common script, however impeccably paced, missing a few targets. And by director's genuine craftsmanship, creating space, characters and tension through unobtrusive but constantly ambitious camera-work.

  8. Caitlin's rating of the film The Verdict

    Paul Newman gives a monumental performance in this film about a lawyer who gradually develops a profound moral conscience.

  9. truffraud's rating of the film The Verdict

    the cons: frank galvin is... underwhelming and his charm wanes. the silent, brooding, wünderkind alcoholic schtick gets old after the first 30 minutes. i really dislike that laura fischer (rampling) is essentially galvin's mirror. the pros: incredible shots (pay attention to camera angle when you watch it), a gripping story with ample pathos. overall: a finely crafted product that could've done more.

  10. Jim Fear's rating of the film The Verdict

  11. ammar's rating of the film The Verdict

  12. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film The Verdict

    We are really suffering from a script, what would seem to be a perfect marriage is just crass and unsure of its social impact. Lumet is nevertheless quite the filmmaker, and he gives us quite a shadowy film, with a fantastic way of letting rooms, spaces, expand and retract as is fitting for the drama. Tense in unexpected ways. oh, Charlotte Rampling is in this, for very little time. Newman owns the movie, I guess.

  13. Aardsy's rating of the film The Verdict

    That all seemed legally sound.

  14. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Verdict

    Newmans best film from the 80s

  15. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Verdict

  16. Emilionautilus's rating of the film The Verdict

    Fantastic script and acting. An underdog movie kind, one of my Lumet's favorites

  17. Dignan's rating of the film The Verdict

    Uninspired, disingenuous Hollywood trash. A medical malpractice case on the wrongful administration of an anesthetic... no social significance... fuck off.

  18. Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Verdict

    Solid drama with great performances, Rampling's part seems rather weak, though. As usual in a Lumet film, the set design is perfect.

  19. polkasan's rating of the film The Verdict

    Good but not my favorite Lumet.

  20. Shōten's rating of the film The Verdict

    I guess I am the courtroom drama movie type

  21. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film The Verdict

    Un Lumet in forma strepitosa.Lo script non mi suggeriva nulla di nuovo e il plot seguiva linee abbastanza definite,ma ciò che mi ha emozionato è stata l'incredibile abilità di Lumet di gestire gli spazi,di dosare i tempi e creare atmosfere intriganti solo con i movimenti e la posizioni di scena.Un Newman TITANICO regge alla grande il film,e contribuisce molto ad un'ottima pellicola di un regista meraviglioso.

  22. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film The Verdict

    why Newman didnt win an Oscar for this beats the hell out of me

  23. Tigrão's rating of the film The Verdict

    Paul Newman is fucking shining in "the Verdict", he's absolutely incredible.

  24. Mugino's rating of the film The Verdict

    Typically, there's an artifice to courtroom dramas: they rely too much on machinations of the case to manufacture tension, much like sports movies that depend entirely on the thrill of the endgame. Here we're blessed instead with Paul Newman, whose face can reveal a change in motive without uttering a single word. Frank Galvin is the story, not the case, which makes this cinema, not Court TV.

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