Review: Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury is the latest John Grisham book to be made into a movie, and by some accounts this movie may even best the book. I haven't read the book, so I can't make a first hand comparison, but unless it was quite good, there's a decent shot because the film definitely was.

The film centers around a court case involving an office shooting. An impressive cast (John Cusack, Gene Hackman, and Dustin Hoffman are the headliners) makes for a very believable and intense experience.

The film moves rapidly through its 2 hours and 20 minutes of run time, hardly leaving an opportunity for you to wonder where the bathroom is.

Although the plot twists were fairly transparent, there are very few blatant errors in the film, making it enjoyable for even the cynical crowd.

There is much intrigue, questionable ethics, and little violence in this entertaining flick. At this point, I'd mark it as borderline on the "must see" list if you only see 10 films a year, but that's mainly because we're looking at some good ones coming in the next two months.