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Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. So when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running and recklessly brings the case to court...only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial an error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202973608
UPC 024543372295
UPC 14 00024543372295
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Newman,Paul
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Cast & Crew
Andrzej Bartkowiak - Cinematographer
Barry Reed - Based On Novel By
Burtt Harris - Executive Producer
Charlotte Rampling - Actor
David Mamet - Screenplay
Edward Pisoni - Production Designer
Jack Warden - Actor
James Mason - Actor
John Kasarda - Art Director
Johnny Mandel - Original Music By
Paul Newman - Actor
Peter C. Frank - Editor
Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Sidney Lumet - Director
Nominee (1983) Golden Globe, Paul Newman, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,Golden Globe, James Mason, Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Sidney Lumet, Best Director - Motion Picture,Golden Globe, The Verdict, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Golden Globe, David Mamet, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,Oscar, Paul Newman, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Sidney Lumet, Best Director,Oscar, Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, Best Picture,Oscar, James Mason, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Oscar, David Mamet, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
ReviewSource Spirituality & Practice
Review Paul Newman, in an Academy Award caliber performance, is completely convincing as Frank Galvin...Sidney Lumet (the standout director of The Pawnbroker, Serpico, The Prince of the City) draws out top-drawer performances from the entire cast, especially Jack Warden as Mickey Morrissey, James Mason as the egregiously amoral Concannon, Milo O'Shea as the prejudiced Judge Hoyle, and Lindsay Crouse as the mystery woman in New York...The courtroom scenes in this Richard D. Zanuck/David Brown production are riveting. The artful cinematography of Andrzej Bartkowiak accents the film's theme of the forces of light doing battle against the forces of darkness...Newman's ethically eloquent and quietly intense closing speech to the jury is so compelling that it will take your breath away.
Reviewer Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There is a moment in "The Verdict" when Paul Newman walks into a room and shuts the door and trembles with anxiety and with the inner scream that people should get off his back. No one who has ever been seriously hung over or needed a drink will fail to recognize the moment. It is the key to his character in "The Verdict," a movie about a drinking alcoholic who tries to pull himself together for one last step at salvaging his self-esteem...Some reviewers have found "The Verdict" a little slow moving, maybe because it doesn't always hum along on the thriller level. But if you bring empathy to the movie, if you allow yourself to think about what Frank Galvin is going through, there's not a moment of this movie that's not absorbing. "The Verdict" has a lot of truth in it, right down to a great final scene in which Newman, still drinking, finds that if you wash it down with booze, victory tastes just like defeat.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Newman,Paul
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Chuck O'Leary, Newman gives a brilliant performance in this powerful David and Goliath tale...
Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews ...gripping courtroom drama.
Kerry Douglas Dye, ...great nailbiter of a drama...A magistratical must see.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...Newman gives one of his finest performances...
US Magazine ...stirring, entertaining impeccable cast.

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