The Client details
|Starring:||William H. Macy, William Sanderson, Kim Coates, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton, Kimberly Scott, Tommy Lee Jones, Ossie Davis, Anthony La Paglia, Susan Sarandon, J.T. Walsh, Walter Olkewicz, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Edwards, Brad Renfro|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 May 1998|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Croatian, Czech, English, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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The Client or was it?By a customer from Suffolk, UK , 15 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Ok, based on a John Grisham story is where this film has a good start cause he rocks. The film starts off well with an 11 year old boy discovering a secret that perhaps he shouldn't know and now someone wants him dead.
A US Senator was killed and this boy is the only person (other than the killer) who knows who did it and where the body is hidden. The FBI caught wind of this and try every trick in the book to get him to tell them but scared of being killed, he doesn't. Instead he gets a lawyer, a woman a that.
She is the only one who can save him from the threat of the killer and the FBI and she takes them one in a very interesting battle against time.
Compared to other court-room films I have seen, this will grab you from the start and drag you along for the ride. I have the book to this and have to say, it does stick to it very well which is not something that usually happens.
If you like John Grisham, you'll like this film. :)
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Average, suspense-free but watchableBy a customer , 15 Aug 2013Haven't read any of Grisham's books and I don't really remember seeing any of the other film adaptations of his work but this was a weak film to me. It was spolied early on by the too-extreme Southern drawl accents - it was hard to make out what was being said. I found the kid overly-obnoxious and hard to like. Some of the scenes were a bit unbelievable - eg when the lawyer picks the kid up from in front of the hospital where there are dozens of people milling around and no-one has seen him, yet his face being all over the place? Or where the hit man was outside her mother's house with the kid and her inside and they decide NOT to kill them, despite the lawyer's mother saying earlier on (when the kid is trying hitch a ride) that nothing comes past for hours on end? Or in the boathouse when he tries to escape from his safe hiding place when no-one knows he is there? An average film with no real suspense but it kept me awake.
ANOTHER TO ADD TO THE LONG LISTBy Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 18 Apr 2013Take any John Grisham story and add a top director plus a cast of distinction and what have you got ? A FIRST CLASS MOVIE
The CLIENTBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 14 Dec 2011Good film that runs along like a true story. It's a good case for debate and the acting is very good. The sets are impressive enough and I would rate it as an all round worthy of watching.
The Client.By a customer , 05 Jul 2011Loved this film it had everthing in it good script and great story lines cant fault and wont.
The ClientBy LittleTink (3 reviews) from Berkshire , 04 Sep 2010FAB... loved it, kept me hooked all the way through, susan sarrandon at her very best. this film is all about a boy witnessing a suicide and the boy being scared and lies about how it all unfolds, leading to police set on proving he had some involvement. Great story, well acted.. you wont be dissapointed.
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