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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Julia Roberts
Albert Finney
Aaron Eckhart
Directors
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriters
Susannah Grant
Running Time
133 minutes

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Real-life triumph of the underdog odyssey with Julia Roberts


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An unemployed single mother blackmails her lawyer into giving her a job as a legal clerk, but goes on to discover a corporate cover-up that would become one of the biggest legal cases in US history. Based on a true story.


Verdict
Now miles from his arty-outcast persona, Soderbergh is fast emerging as one of Hollywood's finest directors, investing big time names and big budget movies with something like real intelligence. The notion of a "Julia Roberts Movie" will never be the same again.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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