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Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a movie starring Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, and Carmen Ejogo. Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the...

Other Titles
A jogdoktor, Ο Δικηγόρος, Me Roman J. Israel, Roman J. Israel, Roman Israel, Esq. - Die Wahrheit und nichts als die Wahrheit, Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Die Wahrheit und nichts als die Wahrheit, Advokat, End of Justice - Nessuno è innocente, Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Un hombre con principios, L'Affaire Roman J., ローマンという名の男 信念の行方, Roman Israel, Esq, 羅曼律師, Inner City
Running Time
2 hours 2 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
Lynda Gravatt, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Denzel Washington
USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

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Robert H.

Duel is a film by John le Carre that would have made a great story for a serial killer film. But the story is not about serial killers. The story is about a psychiatrist in New York who will have a nice job with his wife, but is very unhappy with his job. One day he finds a book by the murderer on his computer and decides to go after the person who is responsible for this man's crimes. The killer is not only a killer, he is a psycho and a very bad person. The movie ends in a good way, but it is very disappointing because of the ending. He just says that he is happy, but then the film is over. The real shame is that this is not the best serial killer film. "The Bourne Identity" and "Suspect Zero" were better. For a better version of this film see "I Saw What You Did" by Robert Cassell and "Memento" by Christopher Nolan.

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Like I stated above, I thought the acting in this film was great. Sean Penn gave a brilliant performance as Robert De Niro's brother. On the other side of the coin, I thought the acting was great in this film. It wasn't just how well the acting was done that was outstanding, but how well they communicated. I loved the use of close-ups and non-verbal communication. I loved how the acting was delivered. Sometimes I would think they were just watching for dialogue, but that wasn't the case. I was watching them and was experiencing their thoughts and feelings. The cinematography was stunning. I thought the film did a great job of filming in 3D. I thought the 3D wasn't really needed for the film, because the action was pretty well-paced, and you never got distracted from the story. You had to have a very strong stomach for some of the violence that was shown, but I was impressed by the slow-mo shots. The visual effects were good, but I thought they could have done a little more for a good visual effect. There was a lot of blood, but it looked like it was drawn in one shot, and not a lot of blood was used. I think that they could have used a little more blood. The effects were pretty strong, but not great. This is a very gritty and realistic film, and it has the perfect amount of violence. I would recommend this film to anyone. I think it would be great for a family, a friend, or a date. I would give it a 9 out of 10, but I think that it could have been better. It is still a great film, but not great.

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Marie Soto

This movie isn't for everyone, but it is very well made and it is very entertaining. I can't believe how much I enjoyed this movie. I will certainly watch it again.

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Bobby Nguyen

In the present day, US political scene, a talk show is given by an infamous private detective named Dylan (Jim Caviezel), who says that everything he says or does is "out of the blue" and if you have to "shoot him in the back," then you're going to get his "number" for trouble. When these is Russell Crowe and Jude Law in the same room, and Law is introduced as a "small time criminal" by Dylan, it becomes clear that, in Dylan's view, Crowe is not a criminal but is now the boss of law enforcement. The two men, in turn, begin an intense conversation, in which their opinions about what has happened in the past, and in the present are made clear. The conversation gets much more heated and tense as time progresses, and Dylan makes statements about Crowe and Law, and these statements bring Law's character out of the fantasy he was building for himself. The two men decide that they must put their differences aside, and together, both Crowe and Law go to a diner for an argument, and then they go to the police station for another fight. At the police station, it becomes clear that Law and Crowe are far from having nothing in common. Both men believe that they have been railroaded into a "legal murder" by the very people who want to keep them from bringing a criminal case against the man who murdered them. They give the impression that they have been framed and they are now being attacked by a powerful prosecutor, played by Russell Crowe. "The Nice Guys" is a brilliant film which deserves to be seen by everyone. With excellent acting, it can both make you think, and give you something to think about. I would not call this film a "classic," but then again, it is not really about classics. It is about being an honest, free, and fair man. "The Nice Guys" is not about crime, it is not about innocence, it is about being "your self." I give it a 10 out of 10.

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Danielle Medina

THE MANY MANIACS is a terrific film, one of the best I have ever seen. I first saw it in 1980, and again in 1994, and have enjoyed it each time since. I like the way, throughout, the director leads the viewer into the mind of the serial killer. A lot of people in this country think that serial killer is a pervert, a pervert who takes pleasure in taking pleasure from others. But that is not the case at all. Not at all. I think a lot of people think that serial killer is some sort of psychopath, but, he's not. He's not crazy or violent. He's just a sick man who acts out a series of life threatening situations for people, and then he enjoys taking pleasure from it. The special effects, by Rob Bottin, and the cinematography by Ron Bass, are both outstanding. The film is set in one huge house, with a complex maze of rooms and hallways. (In fact, I believe this is one of the best sets in a film ever made.) It is extremely well shot. And the performances of the four main characters are excellent. The performances of Diane Keaton, Bill Murray, and Danny Glover are really the highlight of the film. Danny Glover, in particular, is outstanding. The performances of the other actors are very good. But the two standouts in this film are Jamie Lee Curtis and Joe Spinell. This film has a lot of violence, and disturbing images. If you want to see a great film about serial killer, this is the one. This is one of the best films ever made.

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I was expecting to hate this movie, since it's about a sniper who goes into a marriage to kill his girlfriend but instead of his girlfriend, I hate his ex, her husband and her lover. This movie isn't the typical genre of the horror films. The suspense and tension build up is great, the actors did a great job and the plot is thrilling. The scenes are well developed and the editing is well done. The actors are really great. Only one of the actors who was in Hitman was bad. No other actor did a bad job. The mood of the movie is great. The movie doesn't get boring. No. This movie is good. Watch it.

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Robert Hopkins

Never seen a film like this before. Ever. I must have seen "Thelma & Louise" 10 times, if that's possible. It was so real, so original and so timely. I felt like I was watching a real story unfold before my eyes. Like a thriller film. I was touched and I felt as if I had known a real person, or was one myself. And even if you don't like this film, just watch it for the human story behind the characters. That's what makes it so unique. It is so real. It is what a good movie should be.

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Julie Anderson

Gordo. Don't ever think you are going to see the last movie of a director. He is one of the great directors of the age. His first film, "Romeo + Juliet" is a masterpiece. "The Godfather" is a masterpiece. It's all those movies. He has this way of acting, showing how bad his characters are, making you feel for them. He makes you wonder who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. He makes the audience feel like they are a part of the drama, but in fact it is just his movie. He gives his characters a goal and a purpose. They don't just try to accomplish a thing, they accomplish it. Don't forget that his characters are not real. They are in the movie, but they are not real. They are not real people. What a great director!

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I can't decide whether to say that it is better than any other Martin Scorsese film I have ever seen or whether it is the best in the Scorsese canon. It's a bizarre and eclectic mix of powerful themes and moody, moody cinematography. I don't care that there's an alarming amount of nudity, or that the characters are so thoroughly developed and you can't quite tell what their motivations are, because there's an excellent screenplay and performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey that makes it possible to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the film. The characters are some of the most realistic and believable I have ever seen, and for a Scorsese film, it really is the most genuine of his work, though this isn't necessarily a bad thing. I guess I am at least somewhat in agreement with the previous poster, that Scorsese's best film is in fact never part of his canon. Well, "Goodfellas" might be. I think it is rather deserved of all the Academy Award nominations it got, but I think it is probably less notable than some of the other films that Scorsese has made. Anyway, that's just me. But I've seen a lot of films in my life, and "Public Enemies" is my favorite of them all.

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Dorothy C.

The movie that made me think. - Let me start off by saying I haven't seen any of De Niro's other films. I have read his books, but have never seen any of them. The problem for me is that he's such an amazing actor and I don't really get the point of his movies. After reading some of his books, I found it hard to understand what was being said. That's the reason why I was excited to see the movie. I can honestly say that this is one of the best movies of the year. The whole concept of the movie has a great similarity to My Dinner With Andre. When the movie starts, the idea is pretty funny, but as the movie progresses, it becomes more and more complicated. This movie has a good plot, good actors, and the most beautiful photography I have ever seen in a movie. I've been a movie fan for almost 30 years, and this one is probably the best movie I've ever seen in that time. As I said earlier, I haven't seen any of his other movies, so I don't have much of an idea on what it's like. When I saw the movie, I felt so good. I love the movie, and I know you guys will too.

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This is a great film, I have never seen anything like it. I think this movie has influenced many directors. The acting is awesome, the story is really cool, the music is just the best ever. I recommend this movie to anyone who has a good appetite for a thrill, and a simple story.

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Eric Watkins

Don't get me wrong I absolutely love Michael Madsen and have watched a bunch of his movies and love the man in general. I've read some of the reviews here and read some the other reviews on here and the one I agree with is that this movie is incredibly over rated. Just watch it. Seriously. It's that good. It's a good movie that's very worth watching. There is an amazing score to this movie that goes from ambient to battle to this all being finally realized. When the beginning scene starts I was like what the hell? I thought it was going to be one of those popcorn movies that is a mistake. I was right. I never saw the point of it. I was bored of it. I mean how can a movie be so special when it's the standard of all the other movies? But when it was good, I felt it was good. It didn't just be over rated because it's Michael Madsen. There was more to this movie than just Michael Madsen. Not to mention the score. I don't know if Madsen is in this movie or not but he's in this movie. Yes, there was this relationship between him and his brother but when the movie started I had to see what the hell was going on. I mean that's what I said. The score was just so good. I wish Madsen would have been in more movies. He's just that good. My only problem with the movie is that I like the music in this movie and I thought Madsen didn't get enough credit for it. It was so good. The score was so important for this movie and it was perfect. Everything was very well put together. The thing that really made me happy about this movie was the battle scenes. They were very well done. The way that they were shot was just perfect. I mean these were real battles that I had never seen in movies before. This movie was so different from other movies. It's a masterpiece. This movie is one of the best I've seen in a long time. This is the best movie that I've seen in the last 5 years and probably in the last decade. This movie is so good it should be in the top 10 best films of all time.

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Karen H.

Every time I see or hear about this movie I keep thinking about it, no matter how much I watch or hear about it. Sometimes I feel that I might be the only one who can get this movie, which is crazy. I have never seen an actor of Travolta's caliber portray the evil genius of a man like Cal's character. The moment when he told his love to kill his own brother, his eyes are like the first stage in your new born child's eyes, the boy's eyes. That tells me that he is the best actor that he can be. The relationship between these two brothers that make us think that there is no hope for this world, the relationship that makes us think that life is a constant battle for survival, the scene when they are scared when Cal's mother tells them that he might not survive and he is scared of his own mortality, the action and the poetry, and I could continue. It makes me cry every time. This is one of the movies that I can show my friends without thinking that I want to ruin them, and I can tell them that their imagination can show a masterpiece like this, that they will never have the pleasure of watching, and they can watch without feeling that they are watching something very bad, that will make them mad.

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This film was a true surprise. Sure, its a little too predictable. But who cares? If you've seen it, you're not going to miss anything. The acting was amazing, and I love it when they show up a couple of times to have a little fun. It really did work, and was a real roller coaster of a film. And at no point was I distracted from the story. This film doesn't let you know when the movie is going to end. It never leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat. When all is said and done, you're left with more questions than answers. You will be left with a bad taste in your mouth, because you will have a sense of sadness. But at the same time, the very end will leave you in tears. So its a pleasure, truly. It's a true story. How many movies have you seen where you think "no way.this can't happen." Then you watch this film and your face lights up. It is absolutely brilliant. You need to see it. I rate this film 10/10.

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Alexander Torres

Spoilers herein. A strong film which I loved. Well written. Clarity of meaning. Intensity. Nowadays I'm curious as to why some don't like this. It's a very well-thought film. No boring scenes. Really good. Another interesting thing is that no one really is hit by the bullet. In my view that's a very good thing. There are no losers. For once the other side are not totally clear. Each person in the film is imperfect and gets what he deserves. I must confess that I was slightly disappointed in the ending. There should have been more to it. The interpretation of the reporter is strong. The psychologist, as usual, is fleshed out very well. I didn't buy the interpretation of the cop. But overall, great film.

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Alan Hopkins

I am a big fan of Woody Allen, especially in the first half of his career, he was one of the greatest directors around, from the just started "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" to "Women in Love", his movies are worth watching even at the age of 70, his style is so different from all the other directors in this world, he's intelligent and spontaneous, he's more suitable to play a movie like "Young Frankenstein" and "Equus", not to mention his pictures, he just loves images, he's not looking to create a great picture, he's more interested to use great images, I loved "Paradise Lost" and "Angstmas Todavant", even this movie was supposed to be a comedy, but "Young Frankenstein" is a dark movie, a serious film, where J. Allen, even if is usually successful, has never made a movie that wasn't exactly good, he doesn't like to do the romantic films with guns, he wants to create a comedy, a drama, a thriller, a thriller with no guns, for instance "A Little Romance", "Little Women" and "Love and Death", although I think "A Little Romance" is his best, he made me cry, I just love him so much, I really like him as an actor, he's funny, funny, funny, he's always on the spot, he's the king of the funny movies, this movie was supposed to be a comedy, but the only funny part was the swearing, I always liked his movies, they make me laugh, it's not like "Crimes of the Heart", it's a drama, but there are some sad parts, where you don't want to be involved with a movie, and you can't take that you're going to watch this movie. I just loved it, because I like J. Allen, the man's funny, he's full of energy, I was so happy when he said that "If I was alive today, I'd have gone crazy" in the movie, and it just hit me. This movie was amazing, my favorite movie of the year, I didn't know I loved it so much, it's so beautiful and it has great actors, they all did really well, especially Leonardo DiCaprio, I can't tell you how much I love this guy, he's brilliant, he's amazing, he's so funny, I love his movies, and his acting, he's so brilliant, I love that man. I love his movies, and I love him so much, I hope he'll be around for many more years, this is just one of the best movies I've ever seen, I

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Lauren P.

When we first learn of Viggo Mortensen's involvement in a mysterious killing spree, the entire film is held together by him alone. He's the linchpin of the film and it would be completely impossible for him to pull it off without him. He's a brilliant actor and a great choice for the role, but when you combine that with a script that has the character of the murderer become so explosive and you've got a film that will shock, shock, shock its audience. In the end, the film works for everyone involved. The roles of the criminal underworld are played by leading players, some of whom are nothing more than thugs who have just been through a decade of their lives but are still determined to do whatever it takes to get ahead. All of their actions are driven by the same drive for money, which is why they are still in business. The criminals are not motivated by the desire to leave behind a violent legacy or a legacy to their victims, but are motivated by the need to stay ahead. It is the needs of the criminal who causes them to do things such as murder that they don't feel are right. When the script ends, all of the characters come to grips with what they have done. Their actions aren't driven by any other motivation than profit and profit only. They may even apologize to one another in some cases, acknowledging that they can't be sure that they would ever have the opportunity to change things if they did not continue their current ways. The survivors of the group realize that these murders aren't driven by their greed, but by the need to get ahead and in doing so, they are driven by the desire to change the ways of the criminal who did this to them. We see how the killer wants to be part of society and have his needs met by the others, but what he also wants is the way things are. The rest of the characters all have their own reasons for killing. While some may be driven by greed, others may be driven by revenge. Some will feel that they are doing what they feel is right, while others may feel that their lives have been messed up. Some will feel that it was a waste of time, while others will feel that it was an unforgivable act of murder. This is a film about people and their motivations, and how they want to be known, remembered and remembered by their victims. There are no clear answers, but everyone is happy to let the film take it's course. You will be satisfied with the end result, but not in the sense that you won't care to see where it goes next.

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Judy Newman

This is one of the most influential movies I have ever seen. It's not based on any crime or war in particular, but on the message it leaves - that one's life doesn't have to be perfect in order to be great. I think it's very strong, and it's a true story, based on actual facts. It's got great acting, great direction, and just what one would want. I especially liked the sound track, it fits perfectly with the story. It's a powerful movie, and I loved it.

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The plot of this film is that one of two Chicago criminals - a less-than-ideal-in-every-way brother and sister, and the only son of a young woman murdered in her driveway the previous year, - decide to combine forces in order to take out the rest of their criminal mob and/or close out the remaining sections of their criminal organization, the Old Brotherhood, which includes the older brother and sister. I'll be honest - I was a little bit skeptical of this film, in part because I was expecting it to be the kind of film that would be just a tad bit better than the other films that were releasing in 2008, but that's not the case. However, if you're a big fan of these films and want to see a film that's also a crime thriller, then you should definitely check out this film. The acting in the film is phenomenal, and it has some really good dialogue, making it that much more interesting to watch. Robert Duvall and Cuba Gooding Jr. both did a fantastic job of showing how much these two characters are really connected, making the film that much more enjoyable. And, if that isn't enough to get you interested in this film, then watch the behind-the-scenes documentary on the DVD, which is quite informative and interesting. The DVD also has extras, including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and trailers. All in all, I highly recommend this film.

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Frances Tran

I am not quite sure why this film has only rated as average. The performances are brilliant, the cinematography is exquisite, and the twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat. The script is witty, and the characters who make up the plot are richly developed. A must see for all film buffs.

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Zachary C.

The Fugitive is a brilliant film about the search for a man who is accused of a crime. This film is the best movie of the year. A film that I enjoyed greatly. The actors did a fantastic job. Jesse James is a great character. Leland Orser was terrific. I think the plot is outstanding. I do not understand why everyone hates this film. If you haven't seen the film yet. See it. The film is entertaining, suspenseful and an awesome movie. It is an extremely interesting film that you need to see. Just like The Departed. It is worth the watch.

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Kimberly Ortega

I can't believe it took me this long to see this movie. I'm not a big fan of films with a super dark plot (i.e. All the President's Men) but this one is just too dark to be called "light". It was just too slow paced and it was hard to focus on what was happening on screen. I wanted to see a little more action, or a bit more action would have been great. I would like to mention that it was very inspiring to see the diversity of races and religions on screen, especially the fact that a black leader had the power to make people change their views. Overall this movie is good but it was not enough to keep me excited. I want more than that. I would say this film is a 10 out of 10. A great plot that leaves you with a feeling of hope, and when you're done, you want more.