- Format: AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Nov. 9 2010
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0042DN4XG
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,506 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Trial, The (Sous-titres français)
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Matthew Modine delivers one of his finest performances in this gripping courtroom thriller based on the best-selling novel by Robert Whitlow.
Modine stars as "Mac" McClain, an emotionally crippled attourney who's lost his faith in God and himself. That's when Mac reluctantly decides to take on one last case: a young man (Randy Wayne, To Save A Life), facing the death penalty for first-degree murder. But nothing can prepare Mac for the startling twists and turns of the ensuing trail, as the determined lawyer fights for justice and seeks a path to his own redemption.
Canadian Rating: PG
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language: Dubbed: English / Subtitled: English, French and Spanish
Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Top customer reviews
The script was extremely bad. Anyone who has seen one Perry mason episode could not have written such horrific court scenes. First, based upon the real lack of evidence, the case should have never had gone to trial. There was no real investigation into the murder. The evidence presented by the first witness should not had been allowed and even though the defense had a witness list, his testimony was a complete surprise!
Watching this film was like watching a train wreak. I kept wanting to turn away, but kept expecting something to happen. No sex, nudity, or bad language, just the proverbial bad uncle who made a pass at his niece. Two stars is generous.
If this film was about Islam, it would have been in
every paper but not the film section.
As I said to my religious friend, "The problem with
the "Religious Right" is the second word.
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I consider the movie to be OK. I think it could have been a very good movie, but I can't help but think that the director was trying to make something out if it that it was not. Consider the following: 1) The name of the movie is "The Trial". It stands to reason that the trial should then be the the most powerful and pivotal event. Yet, the trial scenes were nearly the weakest parts. None of the facts in the trial were adequately pursued. The arguments were lame and the most important detail in the case for the defense was practically ignored. 2) The movie had some good talent, yet the performances seemed stilted or unbelievable. 3) Whenever God was mentioned the event seemed really forced.
However, there was entertainment value. I watched it from beginning to end. I just don't think it lived up to what it could have been.
In conclusion, this is a movie. This story is not far from reality, which is where the 5th star came from. Until the end, it was just fine. No movie has the details of books, why? Easy, Hollywood would rather pocket money than to give you an actual real story. I am not a fan of inaccurate movies one bit, they are a waste of my time; I am a writer. So, this family friendly writer is giving this movie a 5-star rating for families. So, the accuracy of story is as accurate as family movies; meaning, it is not teeth grinding. You are Welcome.
Yeah. Don't waster your time with this.