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Client [Blu-ray] [1994] [US Import]

Brad Renfro , Tommy Lee Jones    Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Brad Renfro, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Lapaglia, William H. Macy
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,994 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The exceptionally fine cast--Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, J T Walsh, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Edwards, William H. Macy, Anthony LaPaglia, Ossie Davis and Brad Renfro--goes a long way toward making The Client one of the more solidly enjoyable screen adaptations of a John Grisham southern gothic legal thriller. Teen-hearthrob Renfro is a natural, playing a kid whose life is in jeopardy after he witnesses the death of a Mob lawyer. Susan Sarandon is the attorney who decides to look after the boy; nobody can match her when it comes to playing strong and protective maternal figures (Thelma and Louise, Lorenzo's Oil, Dead Man Walking). Sarandon won her fourth Oscar nomination as best actress for this role, before finally winning the following year for Dead Man Walking. Author Grisham was so impressed with former window dresser/fashion designer/screenwriter-turned-director Joel Schumacher's work on this movie that he later asked him to direct A Time to Kill. --Jim Emerson


The best screen version yet of a John Grisham novel delivers all-out suspense! A trailer park kid witnesses the suicide of a mob lawyer and ispursued by authorities trying to find out if he knows anything. To protect himself, he hires a feisty female attorney who takes up his case anddevelops a bond with him.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reggie to the Rescue. 23 Jun 2004
You gotta hand it to John Grisham: Nobody has the various lawyer cliches down pat as well as him - in fact, it almost seems as if he invented or at least, reinvented many of them. As in most of his thrillers, we get a whole handful in "The Client": the slimy mafia lawyer, the power-hungry politician-to-be, the self-aggrandizing ambulance-chaser, the grandfatherly judge and, of course, the motherly family law practitioner who turned to legal practice after overcoming a few troubles of her own. I think that leaves only the greedy corporate attorney, his cousin the corrupt judge and their perpetual antagonists, the starving public interest lawyer and the inquisitive student prodigy unrepresented here; but still, not a bad collection for a single thriller, even by Grisham. (And that doesn't even include the count of dumb and/or malicious cops, slick tabloid journalists and ruthless mobsters running around in this story.) But never mind: "The Client" is one of John Grisham's best-ever novels, and this movie surpasses many another big-screen adaptation of his books by several leagues. For Grisham at the top of his game is also an excellent storyteller, and in the hands of director Joel Schumacher his tale of beleaguered eleven-year-old Mark Sway who gets in trouble by becoming the reluctant last confidant of suicidal defense attorney Jerome "Romey" Clifford comes to life in spot-on and truly gripping fashion. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars A John Grisham special 10 Mar 2000
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Based on the John Grisham novel the film stars Tommy Lee Jones who plays a federal prosecutor only interested in getting information from a young boy who witnessed an important witnesses final moments without any regard for his welfare. Susan Sarandon steps in as a hard nosed lawyer who is intent on protecting the boy. With some great courtroom scenes this film is great for John Grisham fans and those who are after watching a good all round film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Faithfully adapted 22 Mar 2008
A faithful adaptation of the novel. Jones and Sarandon are excellent. Sometimes the diction could have been clearer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller 28 Feb 2014
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Larger than life characters well acted by a headline cast, and there's plenty of suspense and action before a satisfactory ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Grisham Masterpiece 2 Feb 2014
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How does John Grisham keep writing such incredible stories. With stars such as Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and precocious youngster Brad Renfro it was always going to be good, but this was truly outstanding
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4.0 out of 5 stars John Grisham 8 Jan 2014
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this is another good john grisham film which we really enjoyed. It is well acted through out and would recommend for fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars For John Grisham fans this is good viewing. 28 Dec 2013
By Braders
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Some of John Grisham books have not been filmed to his writing standard, but this is a good attempt. Very watchable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant movie 8 Nov 2013
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What a fabulous film and It had me chewing my nails at times - Susan Sarandon is a wonderful actress
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool!
One of those old movies from 90' you must see.
Susan Sarandon is amazing in this movie as usual.
Definitely recommended
Published 6 months ago by Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
A fab dvd and in blue ray even better and my dvd is a multi player so there was no problem with it being a US import
Published 7 months ago by butterfly15862
5.0 out of 5 stars The Client - Powerful drama
Bought out of interest, having just read the book. The Grisham films go at a fair clip compared to the books, and much detail is discarded. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. E. Hudson
4.0 out of 5 stars the client dvd
another tommy lee jones film and I like it and would recommend it to all fans for a good evening
Published 9 months ago by irene lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie with an unexpected Star
This film features Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones as opposing lawyers, when two young boy witness a mob lawyer kill himself after first disclosing some secrets to one of the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Roland Deschain
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I'm a big fan of the John Grisham translated movies and this is one of them. Great acting - particularly by the kids - and a tense thriller.
Published 10 months ago by Ms. Lisa Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars The client
arrived quick and easy good quality also not sure why i have gone back to v h s but is all good
Published 11 months ago by Steven Woolhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars The Client
Bought this to replace a VHS tape of the movie, which I think is a really good version of the original story. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MR J WALKER
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