The Client

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"They find justice of their own."
  • PG-13
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 6.7  (73,002)
  • 65

The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller movie directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Brad Renfro. The movie was based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. The movie revolves around a young boy named Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) who witnesses the suicide of an influential lawyer named Jerome Clifford (Walter Olkewicz). Before taking his own life, Clifford confides in Mark and reveals a dark secret about a mafia member named Barry Muldano (Anthony LaPaglia). Mark becomes terrified for his life and goes to the authorities to help him.

The prosecutor handling the case, Roy Foltrigg (Tommy Lee Jones), is determined to put Muldano behind bars and is willing to do anything to get Mark to testify against him. However, Mark refuses to cooperate and hires a lawyer named Reggie Love (Susan Sarandon) to protect him from the dangerous mafia members who are hunting him down.

As the case unfolds, Reggie and Mark soon find themselves caught in a web of violence and deceit that puts their lives in grave danger. With the help of private investigator Eddie Denninger (J.T. Walsh), they must navigate through a dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy to get to the truth behind Clifford's death and Muldano's involvement.

The Client is a tense and suspenseful legal thriller that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The movie features powerful performances from the lead actors, particularly Susan Sarandon, who plays the tough and resilient Reggie Love with passion and conviction. Tommy Lee Jones gives a strong and nuanced performance as the relentless prosecutor driven by his desire for justice.

Brad Renfro, in his film debut, delivers a remarkable performance as the young boy caught in the crossfire. He portrays Mark Sway as a smart and resourceful kid who finds himself in over his head, but refuses to give up on finding a way out of his dangerous situation.

The movie features expertly crafted suspense and tension, as well as a thought-provoking exploration of the themes of loyalty, justice, and the ethics of the legal system. The Client is a gripping and satisfying legal thriller that ranks among the best in its genre.

The movie received critical acclaim upon its release and was a commercial success, grossing over $117 million worldwide. It was nominated for multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, which Susan Sarandon won.

Overall, The Client is a must-watch legal thriller that stands the test of time. Its powerful performances, well-crafted suspense, and thought-provoking themes make it a classic of its genre.

The Client is a 1994 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 65.

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    6.7  (73,002)
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