Primal Fear

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Gregory Hoblit

REVIEWED: 04-18-96

Richard Gere is a lawyer in this courtroom drama about an arrogant attorney who questions his own methods after he begins representing a sweet, stuttering altar boy accused of murdering a bishop who has sexually molested him. Gere is just dandy in the role, alternately repugnant and charismatic, and best of all, the years have not robbed him of his hunkiness. The plot twists with predictable regularity but manages not to grievously insult the intelligence of the audience. All the material here has been covered by TV cops and lawyers shows, probably a little better, but at least no one in the theater is going to stop everything to try to sell you Pepsid AC.

--Stacey Richter

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