Year of Release: 1996
Director: Joel Schumacher
Approx. Running Time: 150 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A gripping story. An outstanding cast. Highly charged drama."
-Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES
John Grisham's bestseller A Time to Kill hits the screen with incendiary force, directed by Joel Schumacher (Batman Forever, The Client). Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Spacey portray the principals in a murder trial that brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice. The superb ensemble also includes Brenda Fricker, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Ashley Judd, Patrick McGoohan, Chris Cooper and both Donald and Kiefer Sutherland. These and other talents make A Time to Kill "one of the year's most powerful films" (Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Preview/ABC World News Now).
There's not much that needs to be said about this movie - just look at that cast. Couple that with the fact that it's adapted from a John Grisham novel and you know you're in for a treat.
Rated R (MPAA)