Saturday, January 1, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #149

Movie: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Plot: A person proved to have murdered a barman who had raped his wife is defended by a lawyer who vies to prove it was on irresistible impulse that he did the killing. Pitted against the lawyer is a famous city attorney and they play their games of convincing the jury on the convict being guilty/not guilty in an absorbing court-room setup.

  • 'James Stewart' is the name. It is one of the best solo performances I've seen in a film. He stands out as the smart and brilliant lawyer. This one is better than his Rope & It's a Wonderful life acts.
  • The characters of the convict,his wife, the associate of stewart & his assistant,the judge & the public attorneys - They all perform very well thanks to perfectly etched out characterisations.
  • True to its name, this film's screenplay is a perfect 'anatomy' of a murder case bringing in all points necessary.
My Rating: 9.6/10

No comments:

Post a Comment