I am a big fan of John Cusack’s, and ever since Enemy at the Gates I have been following the career of Rachel Weisz. Add in Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman (and others) and you’ve got a great cast. They take a solid script and do their magic, and the result is a really good legal thriller. Like most thrillers, this movie does require some suspension of disbelief, but this one a little more than others.
Gary Fleder has done mostly television directing up to now (with the exception of the mediocre Don’t Say a Word), but this movie bodes well for him.