Knowing this is based on a Grisham novel, and that the assembled cast was top notch, I entered the cinema with an almost resigned view. It would be clever, slightly thrilling and but a bit generic. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was all that but more.
The cast – including two of my favourite actors, John Cusack and Gene Hackman – lift the film higher than the script, and deliver a slick, stylish thriller with a nicely handled twist. The story is typical Grisham fare, no bad thing, and the direction well handled, as is the editing. Every scene adds to the movie and develops the storyline a little further, allowing the audience to share the reveal with the characters. Well worth a watch.