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Year
1959
Runtime
160 min.
Director
Otto Preminger
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
45,429
Checks
8,617
Favs
743
Dislikes
33
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
23:1
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  1. DynatiaCydonia's avatar

    DynatiaCydonia

    If lawyers were all as charismatic as James Stewart, movies would become pointless, people would just have to go to the court. Fascinating film, by the way. 7 years 7 months ago
  2. Shrine_4_cinephiles's avatar

    Shrine_4_cinephiles

    Stellar performances by James Stewart(his persuasion in court though kinda was reminiscent of his own Mr.Smith Goes To Washington.) and George C.Scott. Arguments posed in the court-room was very tactfully presented.Clearly stands out as one of the best court-room dramas ever. 4 years 4 months ago
  3. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    Decent movie, but at no point did I find the defense's case even the least bit convincing.

    Maybe that was intentional. It seems like the final scene was poetic justice for freeing a criminal.
    4 years 8 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #40 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  3. This movie ranks #41 in Mystery
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  4. This movie ranks #218 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  5. This movie ranks #241 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #335 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #579 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  10. This movie ranks #606 in National Film Registry
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  11. This movie ranks #682 in The Criterion Collection
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