Primal Fear

1996 • 130 minutes
4.7
50 reviews
77%
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A high-profile slaying becomes the case of an ambitious attorney's career in this legal thriller based on the novel by William Diehl. Richard Gere stars as Martin Vail, a famed defense lawyer who volunteers his services to Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a Kentucky teenager charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Covered with blood, Aaron was captured after a foot chase broadcast live on TV, making a gleeful Vail certain that he could raise his profile by defending the obviously guilty suspect. Assigned to prosecute is Assistant District Attorney Janet Venable (Laura Linney), who is Vail's ex-girlfriend. Vail's case becomes more complicated than he expected when a psychologist, Dr. Molly Arrington (Frances McDormand) concludes that Stampler suffers from multiple personality disorder. Vail also uncovers evidence that the archbishop was involved in a corrupt land scheme and may have molested young parishioners. Now the cynical, opportunistic attorney is faced with a daunting prospect, a client who may actually deserve his best defense. Its shocking, twist ending made Primal Fear (1996) a big box office hit and earned Norton, in his screen debut, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
4.7
50 reviews
A Google user
February 27, 2017
La verdad desnuda que les puedo decir al principio no le tenia buena fé ya que pense que iba a hacer la tipica pelicula donde al final lo culpan a uno y termina siendo inocente y bla bla bla pero al enterarme de que tenia "transtorno" me gusto mucho eso ya que en muchas peliculas de misterios y asesinato nunca habia visto esa excusa y la verdad que voy a hacerte spoiler asi que si no la has visto la pelicula mirala y despues entenderas de lo que te digo bueno como vierón el final es un poco predecible cuando dijo "pido perdon por lo de la señora no se cuento" ya que no me acuerdo mucho sus nombres y al final nunca tuvo un transtorno y la verdad es que me encanto la actuación de Edward Norton ya veo porque fue nominado al oscar por este papel en fin adios.
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A Google user
March 3, 2019
มันดีสุดดีมาก รักเลยเรื่องนี้สอนให้รู้เลยว่าอย่าเชื่อใครแค่ที่หน้าตา ตอนลุงนอร์ตันหน้าละอ่อนอยู่
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Julio Cesar Chau garcia
May 10, 2020
Muy buena pelicula
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