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A Time to Kill is a 1996 film adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 legal thriller novel of the same name. Upon its theatrical release, A Time to Kill was regarded as a commercial success, taking nearly $110 million at the box office.
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Produced by Arnon Milchan, John Grisham, Michael Nathanson, Hunt Lowry
Written by
Novel: John Grisham
Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman
Starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd, Kiefer Sutherland, McConaughey

Synopsis: Set in Canton, Mississippi, the film revolves around the rape of a young girl and the subsequent arrest and murder of the rapists by the girl’s father, Carl Lee Hailey. The remainder of the film then focuses on the trial of Carl Lee Hailey for murder. A lawyer and his assistant fighting to save a father on trial for murder, a time to question what they believe, a time to doubt what they trust and no time for mistakes.

I like this film very much. Ooops, don’t get me wrong. I am not glorifying vigilantism. I just like the story but I am not saying that it is right for Carl Lee Hailey, portrayed by Samuel Jackson, to be aquitted. In real life, no matter how badly someone wrongs you, you should never take the law into your own hands.

Overall it is great and it is a movie worth adding to your collection.

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  1. This looks like a great movie to watch, well im a fan of sandra bullock hehe. mine is here

  2. Oh, how come i missed this film.. now i have to watch this, and with its powercast sandra bullock, and oh my ashley judd..

  3. nice pick mommy rossel. i was thinking whether i have already seen it or not. i guess i must have but i vaguely remember the story so i'd better watch this again.

    thanks for joining us this week dear. next week, we will feature our Favorite Love Story movie. till then, take care and happy TCP.

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  5. Thanks for your comment at my post. Since you're a sidney sheldon fan, have you read a part 2 of master of the game? it's mistress of the game. Tilly Bagshawe was picked to write a sequel of master of the game.

  6. sandra bullock in a john grisham is a great movie for me…always. nice pick.

  7. It's a pity I haven't seen this film because those actors are always worth watching.
    I do agree with you about not taking the law into one's hands. Although on film, this could translate to a good story. Even works in Davao, I'm told. 😉

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