Very few people look forward to jury duty. Annie Laird, THE JUROR played by Demi Moore, does. She is an artist and single mom who agrees to be a juror because she “needs a little excitement in her life.” Annie very quickly regrets her decision when it becomes apparent she must do the bidding of a twisted, psychopathic mob hitman, “The Teacher” played by Alec Baldwin, or lose her loved ones. Annie’s assignment is to get an acquittal for the mob boss standing trial, and she performs very well under pressure. Not only is she able to convince the other eleven jurors to vote “not guilty,” she also finds a way to outsmart the Teacher and turns the mob boss against the Teacher. The Teacher and the mob boss shoot it out, and the Teacher flies to Guatemala City with her son. Annie follows leading up to a fatal climax.
THE JUROR is a high-gloss package with beautiful, expensive stars which covers up a silly, pointless movie. The action is violently sadistic, and there is nothing redeeming about the film. Do we really need to see another psychopathic hitman? Demi Moore does not disrobe for this film, but her performance, both scrappy and sensitive, is nothing new. There is no stretch for either actor, and no intrigue for the viewer. There are greater films thrillers and greater court room dramas. This movie is guilty of mediocrity and silliness.
(Pa, LLL, VV, SS, NN) Pagan worldview; 46 obscenities, 4 profanities & 21 vulgarities; 10 killings mostly from shootings, but also car bombing & forced drug overdose; depicted sex; and, female nudity.