TRIAL BY JURY
Release Date: September 09, 1994
Starring: Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, William
Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, & Armand
Genre: Suspense thriller
Rating: Not yet rated by the MPAA
Runtime: 105 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Writer: Kathleen Quinlan, Jordon Katz
& Heywood Gould
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Starring William Hurt and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, TRIAL BY JURY is not as taught a thriller as could be possible with this genre. There is the usual smattering of foul language and some graphic violence, but the real problem is that the characters are disappointingly two-dimensional. The only character that goes through some change is the heroine, as the case should be in any heroic tale, but, the qualities she finds inside herself to overcome the situation make up a darker side which exhibits previously untapped deception, manipulation and ruthlessness. The final lesson learned is that "you don't think about right or wrong, all you think about is survival." As a result, her final solution is neither biblical nor legal.