Runaway Jury Reviews

Runaway Jury Review
by John Ulmer (Rating: 4/5)
John Grisham adaptations never succeed very well on the big screen because Grisham's strength lies not in his plots like Clancy or Crichton, but in his narrative drive present in all his books--which both of those authors have, as well, I might add....more

Runaway Jury Review
by Shannon Patrick Sullivan (Rating: 3/4)
Directed by Gary Fleder. Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland and Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman. Running time: 127 minutes. Rated PG for mild language and...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Homer Yen (Rating: B)
In general, I am not enamored by courtroom dramas. It doesn't matter to me how competent the acting, how sympathetic the case for the plaintiff, or how eloquent the opening arguments. It's usually just a mundane exercise in stentorian histrionics or...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Karina Montgomery (Rating: 4.5/5)
Honestly, I doubted I would ever like a John Grisham film adapation. Even the best of the batch was only pretty good (I am not detracting from his writing, but the adaptation process). Sophomore screenwriter Brian Koppelman managed to take a pretty...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Rose 'Bams' Cooper
RUNAWAY JURY (2003) Rated PG-13; running time 125 minutes Studio: 20th Century Fox Genre: Crime/Drama Seen at: Eastwood Neighborhood Cinema Group (Lansing, Michigan) Official site: http://www.runawayjurymovie.com/ IMDB site:...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Susan Granger (Rating: 8/10)
Susan Granger's review of "Runaway Jury" (20th Century Fox) When the widow of a young stockbroker who was killed in an office shooting takes the gun manufacturer to court, a high-stakes trial in New Orleans results. The CEO of the Vicksburg Gun...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Jon Popick (Rating: 6/10)
In the days of yore, before courtroom dramas made up the majority of prime-time television programming, there were these things we called John Grisham Books, which were usually about some young, na´ve Southern lawyer on the run from (or sometimes chasing...more

Runaway Jury Review
by JoBlo (Rating: 7/10)
PLOT: This sequel to Julia Roberts' RUNAWAY BRIDE features a courtroom trial against a U.S. gun manufacturer that may set a precedent for all other gun-related murder cases. In order to ensure a victory, the slimy gun manufacturers hire a conniving jury...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Steve Rhodes (Rating: 3.5/4)
The marvelously entertaining RUNAWAY JURY reminds you how much fun going to the movies can be. Based on a John Grisham novel, it is arguably the best film adaptation yet of his popular books. The plot about jury tampering in a very high profile case...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Laura Clifford (Rating: B-)
When the widow of the victim of an office shooting takes the gun manufacturer to court, the high stakes trial draws jury selection specialist Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), who guarantees a win to the defendant for a multi-million dollar price tag and...more

Runaway Jury Review
by Harvey S. Karten (Rating: B)
Reviewed by: Harvey S. Karten Grade: B 20th Century Fox Directed by: Gary Fleder Written by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Matthew Chapman, Rick Cleveland, novel by John Grisham Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce...more
Runaway Jury Review
by Robin Clifford (Rating: B)
Nicolas Easter (John Cusack) recently moved to New Orleans and, as a good citizen, registered to vote. Soon after, he receives notice to attend jury duty and, like most people, tries to get out of it. Despite his pleas to the judge of the big case Nick...more