Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Advocate

The Advocate-  1994, directed by Leslie Megahey, starring Colin Firth, Ian Holm, and Donald Pleasence
He says-  Lawyer Firth abandons the bustle of 15th-century Paris for the supposedly more pastoral pace of rural France, only to get involved in a murder cover-up that culminates in his defending a pig-back when animals actually used to stand trial.  Very offbeat but very accessible drama of courtroom intrigue with vivid characterizations.  Aka Hour of the Pig .  3 stars

I say-  This was at least watchable.  Not great, but was intriguing.  Colin Firth was good as usual.  Not a hell of a lot to say about this one.  2 stars

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