over 3 years
Classic trial movie, well written, played and filmed
over 4 years
Early days of Tyler Durden.:)
Laura Linney is beauty!
over 5 years
Decent story. Ed Norton is fantastic. Nice twist. Overall good movie.
over 5 years
Though the ending is worth watching, Primal Fear drags on a little too long for most.
almost 6 years
Great ending ties it together and Ed Norton's fantastic of course.
you might find yourself guessing to the very last but being surprised at the end...
I really liked it. Some things were predictable, but it caught me at the end.
over 6 years
The "twists" in the movie feel like more of a cop-out to not write a better story.
Primal Fear is a 1996 American crime drama thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton. The film tells the story of a defense attorney, Martin Vail (Gere), who defends an altar boy, Aaron Stampler (Norton), charged with the murder of a Catholic archbishop. The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name. Norton's role in the film received multiple accolades, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Martin Vail is a prominent defense attorney in Chicago who jumps at the chance to represent Aaron Stampler, a young, stuttering altar boy accused of murdering the Archbishop. At first interested primarily in the publicity that the case will bring, Vail comes to believe that his client is truly innocent, much to the chagrin of the prosecutor (and Vail's former lover), Janet Venable.
Vail discovers that powerful civic leaders, including the District Attorney, have lost millions in real estate...