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The Runaway Jury

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Runaway Jury

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
128 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/17/03
performer:
John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Beals, Bruce McGill, Jeremy Piven, Nick Searcy
director:
Gary Fleder
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Brian Koppelman, David Levien
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B+

Celeste Wood is suing the cigarette manufacturers she claims caused her husband’s death; it’s Rankin Fitch’s job to investigate would-be jurors for the tobacco companies. The only one he can’t figure is Nicholas Easter, whose true identity and motives are long withheld from the reader. While this generates considerable suspense in The Runaway Jury, it also adds to the book’s main problem — a lack of clearly sympathetic characters.