• Runaway Jury (2003)

Runaway Jury

Release Date: October 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

After a workplace shooting in New Orleans, a trial against the gun manufacturer pits lawyer Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) against shady jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), who uses illegal means to stack the jury with people sympathetic to the defense. But when juror Nicholas Easter (John Cusack) and his girlfriend, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), reveal their ability to sway the jury into delivering any verdict they want, a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game begins.

Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill, Jeremy Piven, Nick Searcy

Director: Gary Fleder

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Mojo Films, New Regency Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rivalry, Judge, Office, Pursuit, Mystery, 2000s, Girlfriend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Like a juicy steak served to a man suffering on a diet of micro-greens and tofu, Runaway Jury will be devoured by fans of movie melodramas. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie hums along with a kind of sublime craftsmanship, fueled by the consistent performances of Hackman and Hoffman (in their first film together), the remarkable ease of John Cusack (the most relaxed and natural of actors since Robert Mitchum), and the juicy typecasting in the supporting roles. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    It's suspenseful. Fleder and his able cast deliver a brisk, entertaining story that, despite straining credulity at times, earns a positive verdict -- no undue audience-rigging required. show more

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