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June 23, 2003

True Believer

We recently watched the movie True Believer off of cable. This movie of the noble crusading lawyer, who is bent on freeing a man wrongly convicted of murder, starred James Woods and Robert Downey Jr.

I found the movie entertaining while watching it, but reflecting on the movie, I feel like it was filled with clichés. The movie is old enough that maybe some of the clichés were original when the movie was made. If so subsequent movies have driven the ideas of the liberal who is redeemed when he starts fighting for the cause again, the young idealist who insists on joining in the crusade, or the prosecutor who will put the ends before the means no matter who get hurt right into the ground.

Either way, I am not sure that many will be overwhelmed by how great a movie this is, but most won’t be completely bored. On my scale of 1-100, I rate this a 73.

For a complete list of my ratings go to Mike's Movie Ratings .

Posted by tmichael at June 23, 2003 08:32 PM