Keyword: legal

Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 07/19/2012
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent...
Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 07/17/2008
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 06/25/2009
Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do...
End of Watch

End of Watch (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 09/20/2012
Young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. The action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and...
Win Win

Win Win (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 03/17/2011
Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.
Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 03/17/2011
Michael "Mick" Haller, is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a...
Company You Keep

The Company You Keep (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 04/04/2013
Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. His world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for over 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets...
Conspirator

The Conspirator (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 04/14/2011
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt,, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, a newly-minted lawyer...
Conviction

Conviction (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/14/2010
The true story of a sister's unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18...
Judge

The Judge (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/09/2014
Hot-shot lawyer Hank Palmer hasn't been back in years to the hometown he outgrew. When his mother is murdered, Hank reluctantly travels home for her funeral, where he discovers that his father, the town's judge, is the only suspect in the death of his wife. Now Hank must put aside years of resentment and emotional trauma to defend his father and find out the truth behind his mother's untimely...

Woman in Gold (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/24/2014
Fracture

Fracture (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 04/19/2007
When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes...
Heaven's Fall

Heaven's Fall (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2005
True story of Samuel Leibowitz who defended nine African American men in a re-trial after they were wrongfully accused and convicted of the rape of two Caucasian women.
Next Three Days

The Next Three Days (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 11/18/2010
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only...
Hart's War

Hart's War (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 02/14/2002
Fourth generation Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a German POW camp during WWII. Still, as the camp's highest-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous, ever-watchful eye of German Col. Werner Visser. Never relinquishing his duty as a soldier, McNamara is silently planning...
American Violet

American Violet (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 04/16/2009
Based on the true story of Dee Roberts, a 24 year-old African American single mother of four living in a small Texas town when she is dragged away from work one day in handcuffs, and then dumped in the women's county prison. The local district attorney leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision. Dee soon discovers that she has been charged as a drug dealer...
Provoked: A True Story

Provoked: A True Story (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 05/10/2007
The real story of Kiranjit, an Indian woman imprisoned for murdering her abusive husband who had her conviction overturned in a case that changed British law.
Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 10/16/2003
When a young widow in New Orleans brings a civil suit against the powerful corporate consortium she holds responsible for her husband's murder, she sets in motion a multi-million dollar case. But it's a suit that may be won even before it begins--based solely on the selection, manipulation and, ultimately, the attempted "theft" of the jury. Representing the widow is Wendall Rohr, a courtly...
Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 03/16/2006
It was the longest criminal trial in U.S. history: After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 different charges. The U.S. Government is prepared to take down one of the mob's biggest crime families. Until one defendant decides to do the unthinkable: defend himself. Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio is a member of New Jersey's notorious...
Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 10/04/2005
Park Slope, Brooklyn, 1986. When Walt Berkman, an impressionable 16-year-old, passes off the Pink Floyd song "Hey You" as his original work and performs it at a high school talent show, he's perfectly content with his rationale. "I felt I could have written it so the fact that it was already written was kind of a technicality." At the same time, his 12-year-old brother Frank drinks beer and...
Puncture

Puncture (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As...
Noise

Noise (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 05/08/2008
David is a successful lawyer who can't stand the fact that Manhattan is a place where it's too noisy to get a good night's sleep, listen to his wife play classical music, or even make love. Every time he hears a car alarm going off, he swings into action. His acts of vandalism generate no end of grief from his wife, and make him politically controversial when he engages the ire of the city's...
North Country

North Country (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 10/20/2005
When Josey Aimes returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region--the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her...
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 02/13/2007
A single father, Monty, is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia, a beautiful--and hard-nosed--attorney he meets during his short stint as a...