The Verdict

The Verdict

DVD - 2002
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Frank Galvin is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. So when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running. In a desperate bid to reclaim his self-respect, he recklessly brings the case to court--only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial and error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2002]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: MOVIE VER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd.(stereo.), col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 24, 2018

VERY GOOD 1982 film with excellent acting by Paul Newman in David Mamet screenplay adaption of Barry Reed's book.

Sep 08, 2017

If you like a good court room drama, you will like this movie. I did enjoy the good acting and strong script. It is not too violent. It could be too sexual for children.

Aug 26, 2017

By far one of the best movies ever made the more you watch it the more you get

Apr 07, 2017

I remember asking myself how did Paul Newman not win a Best Actor award for this movie. (turns out that Ben Kingsley won it for his role in "Gandhi) Superlative acting from so many people. Too many "best scenes" to choose from. A great film; one of my favorites.

AL_ALISON Sep 08, 2016

A wonderful Sydney Lumet film starring Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling. The caliber of the actors alone is worth the watch. An interesting courtroom drama about a lawyer who falls on hard times and takes on case to redeem his past.

Jan 22, 2016

Would be outstanding if not for the female lead who is wooden and uninteresting.

Oct 06, 2015

Fierce drama that pits Paul Newman in one of his best film parts as attorney Frank Galvin. You won't want to miss a minute of the picture. It is a nail bitter throughout! Director Sidney Lumet is interviewed with Paul Newman in a bonus disc. Truly a must see dvd set!

Jrichson Feb 17, 2015

Although I prefer Golden Age Hollywood movies (40s and 50s), this is one of my favorite ever contemporary films! Can watch multiple times back-to-back in one sitting (which I have done), and never tire of it. Excellent drama on the law profession and medical malpractice. A modern classic must-see!

Scaltro Feb 07, 2015

Fantastic. A classic. Great acting, great story.

Nov 02, 2014

Director Sidney Lumet directs a masterpiece with the film "The Verdict". Paul Newman gives a great performance as Frank Galvin, the alcoholic and thus failed attorney. His partner played by Jack Warden gives him a malpractice case that he at first feels he will just settle. Then he rethinks the situation and becomes determined to punish the guilty and get a fair settlement for his injured party. The screenplay by David Mamet is fascinating and you can expect a great summation speech by Paul Newman. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the great performance by James Mason. He plays the attorney for the insurance company fighting the case. It is a performance that I am sure he was proud to perform. Missing "The Verdict" would be unthinkable. It is to important a movie to miss!

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"When did you last eat?"

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