The Juror (Bilingual)
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Demi Moore stars as Annie Laird, a struggling single mother who impulsively agrees to serve on a jury, hoping for a little excitement in her humdrum life. But she gets far more than she bargained forwhen she's seductive, psychotic enforcer (Alec Baldwin).
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from the two main actors,Alec Baldwin,and Demi Moore.the supporting
cast includes Anne Heche,James Gandolfini and a young Joseph
Gordon-Levitt.Demi Moore Plays Annie Laird,mother to Oliver(Levitt)and
also a juror in a high profile murder case against a mob
leader.Annie is forced by a mob associate to convince the other jurors
to render a verdict of non-guilty or her son or others she cares for
will be harmed.the problem is,the jury is convinced of the guilt of the
mobster and the evidence seems to indicate guilt.I won't say any more
about the plot.i will say that what follows is loads of suspense and
nail biting tension.Demi Moore is so convincing as the mother who feels
helpless and Alec Baldwin is Brilliant as her tormentor.the movie
doesn't end the way i thought it would(and i mean that in a good
way)instead offering up a few twists i wasn't expecting right up until
the final moments.A terrificly entertaining film,which relies (very
successfully) on suspense and great performances. 4/5
Demi Moore gives one of her best performances as the trapped mother; she is strong, yet vulnerable; determined and wise. Alec Baldwin is good at playing sleazeballs, but he tempers this with a sense of sensitivity he rarely displays; Anne Heche in an early role does well in the role of Juliette, although in the book Juliette's character is more fleshed out; James Gandolfino in a pre-Sopranos role is outstanding as Baldwin's henchman, who ends up siding with Moore; and Tony Lo Bianco in a brief role as the mafia don, is perfect in his sleazy shell.
THE JUROR is a manipulative movie, but done with enough style and finesse, to be a very entertaining thriller.
The story is a fresh one, a juror is first courted then tormented by a hit man for the mob. Alec Baldwin is quite adept at being scary when he wants to be and charming as well. Demi is by no means a helpless beauty. She shows herself to be artistic, intelligent, and resourceful as well.
When first threatened she succumbs to the demands of "The Teacher", but when he murders her closest friend, she sets a course for revenge. If the mob can't help her she will enlist the assistance of her friends in South America. One gets a pretty good idea of how a womans inner strength can prevail over the worst evil.
The DVD includes extras and has excellent picture and sound quality. Anyone that enjoys suspense movies like "Witness", "The Client", and "Narrow Margin", or TV series like "The Sopranos" should like this movie. If you like this you might also enjoy Alec Baldwin in "The Shadow".
She says THAT in an open courtroom, with the accused murderer and his henchmen sitting right there. Wouldn't a mother's instincts at least prompt her not to mention her child? Geez! Is she a complete dummy?Now, she's asked for it. In fact, she gets it throughout a movie that maybe could have been whittled down into a nice little thriller, but winds up long-winded and rambling.
Demi Moore maintains an uncanny self-possession, especially if you compare her work with the "scorched-earth" performance of Sally Field in the oddly similar "Eye for an Eye," which had come out just three weeks before THE JUROR.
Both movies have the same buried plot: Mom fears her child will be killed by a violent nut, so she takes the law into her own hands. But "Eye for an Eye" is offensive in its manipulative arguments for vigilante justice. "The Juror" wasn't as bad because the heroine doesn't deliberately choose her course: Itis forced upon her. Maybe it's splitting hairs, but JUROR burfies its moral philosophy in the genre of a thriller. "Eye for an Eye" plays like an ad for handguns!
James Gandolfini, as Eddie, "The Teacher's" sidekick, gave a terrific (pre-Sopranos) performance. His is a very tricky role, as a Mafia soldier who is about as sympathetic as a man can be who would, after all, kill you.Read more ›
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Ce classique est toujours agréable à revoir. Demi Moore nous impressionne par son excellent jeux.Published 17 months ago by Guillaume Tell
Ahh the mafia. Lock a few up, the rest hunt you down. The movie was entertaining, probably mainly because of Alec. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004
Without Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, this script never would have made it to film. It is a run-of-the-mill story about a single mother (Demi Moore) who is being pressured by an... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Debbie Lee Wesselmann
This high-profile star vehicle has decent suspense, unlike what reviews here will have believe, but little to recommend besides the lead performances -- Demi Moore is great... Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2003 by Nearly Nubile
This movie is well directed, has a great script, but what really makes it a exceptional movie is the acting. Read morePublished on July 3 2003
Others have summarized the plot; now I shall summarize the motifs... After a thoroughly schlocky opening sequence - murders portrayed with the usual tastelessness of so-called... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2003 by Mike Sobocinski
I first saw this film on channel four and I loved it. Demi Moore put in a very captivating performance and Alec Baldwin was very scary! Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2001