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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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