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on 9 April 2001
This is a powerful film featuring a magnificent performance from Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow, a lawyer who fought against injustice and for the rights of the exploited, making him a legendary American hero of the people. I found this film an important history lesson into the dreadful working conditions for many Americans at the turn of the last Century and a good insight into how the American Legal system worked at that time. Kevin Spacey is completely captivating throughout, giving, in my opinion, one of the best performances of his career. This man can do no wrong! I can thoroughly recommend this film to anyone.
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Made just before Spacey made it truly big, this is a biopic of the famous US liberal lawyer who made a reputation of defending hard cases. Spacey's performance is mesmerizing - for example, his soliloquy in the closing stages of the notorious Leopold and Loeb case (following the verbatim record of the trial) is a truly great piece of acting. Bargain price. Highly recommended
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on 25 March 2011
Ths is a better than usual American TV movie.
It deals with an important period in the history of American Trade Unionism and does feature some impressive courtroom speeches from Clarence Darrow. However Darrow is a flawed human being, his treatment of his first wife and son is disgraceful and stops you feeling sorry for him when he is deserted by his friends.
The production is pretty good although they don`t do a great job of ageing Kevin Spacey.
A fair way to pass a couple of hours.
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on 18 April 2014
... which is the least to expect when you pay three times the price of the product just on delivery (so much for living on the other side of the Irish Sea).

But £10 overall remains cheap for a Spacey film ;)
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on 12 December 2013
I was very pleased with this DVD, and would recommend it to anyone that likes Kevin Spacey, interesting true story
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on 2 August 2015
This film explains how Darrow instigated a lot of the modern tolerance and sympathy for perpetrators of the most evil acts of humanity, which have come home to roost in the breakdown of western society and civilisation. Not suitable for respectable children under 16.
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on 14 February 2015
A functional and well-acted potted history of Darrow's remarkable career, but it ultimately has a bit of a made-for-TV quality to it. Spacey's one man stage show as Darrow was far more enthralling.
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on 25 June 2015
A very real and moving performance by Kevin Spacey and shows how tough the fight was for Trade Unions and ordinary working people. A star
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on 7 October 2000
I usually don't sleep through a movie with a talent like Kevin Spacey taking center stage. This unfortunately was an exception. Prehaps it was the theme, prehaps it was the awful makeup applied to age the characters, or maybe it was because the film never engaged the viewer. The film was story telling at a primary level and not even Kevin with his unique ability to slip into the skin of the characters he portrays could save this one. Sorry I was expecting a lot more.
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on 12 April 2014
The movie isn't that great. Seems like there was some lack of effort in making it... However, the actors (specially Kevin) did a great job.
I'd recommend it if you enjoy courtroom dramas and/or Kevin Spacey's work.

However, I must point out that this disc DOES NOT contain any subtitles whatsoever. Consider that when purchasing it.
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