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Just Cause [Blu-ray] (2012)

Sean Connery , Kate Capshaw , Arne Glimcher  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sean Connery, Kate Capshaw, Ed Harris, Laurence Fishburne, Blair Underwood
  • Directors: Arne Glimcher
  • Writers: Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone
  • Producers: Sean Connery, Lee M. Rich, Arnold Glimcher, Steve H. Perry, Steve Perry
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007NQO8DY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,911 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Just Cause [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Ed Harris and more top talents ignite the fast-paced nerve-jangler that pumps the adrenaline full throttle and works the gray matter overtime. Connery plays Paul Armstrong, a Harvard Law School professor who reopens a murder investigation on behalf of a Death Row inmate (Blair Underwood) who claims he was forced by a sinister lawman (Fishburne) to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery set in the Florida swamplands. Expect the unexpected.

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Connery's best movies.. July 31, 2005
By M Bardi
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I don't get why so many people didn't like this movie, and why is there all those negative reviews about the film ?
This film is just great, it has an interesting plot, great acting by all the stars and a good ending.
So don't you guys pay any attention to those negative reviews, this movie has it all.

I personally think that this is one of connery's best movies with an amazing performance by all especially connery !
And the scene where connery's character interviews Harris's character is one of my favourite scenes, quit memorable and thrilling !

This is a must BUY movie and is highly recommended !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evil exists ... but not where you think! May 9, 2010
A bravo performance by the great Sean Connery, plus a fairly imaginative storyline, saves this one from mediocrity. The supporting cast is not bad, although you really never get to know them much. You may think that you see where this one is going, but there are surprises.

A young black man is on death row for a murder that he maintains he did not commit. Connery plays a liberal, anti-death penalty law professor who gets talked into trying for a new appeal in the case. Turns out that the convict was indeed beaten and coerced into making his confession in what was otherwise a fairly thin case against him. But all is not what it seems, and more would be telling. This one held my interest throughout. It has a somewhat strange moral message if you want to call it that.

One of the better suspense/murder films out there. This one is worth a try, especially for Sean Connery fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS TO BE GREAT..AND IT REALLY IS!! January 12, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I remember the night I first watched this movie. I rented it at the Video Shop, without much enthusiasm & at the insistence of my roommate. Well, let me tell you, this Thriller is exactly that..THRILLING!! Every turn and twist imaginable is in this movie. Did he or didn't he kill that little girl? I was on the edge of my seat for most of the movie. Ed Harris is terrific as well as Sean Connery, who just keeps getting better with age. I recommend BUYING this movie. I have watched it about 4 or 5 times now and my heart races each and every time. [....]
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars JUST BECAUSE... March 21, 2005
Initially intrigued by this movie's numerous plot twists, it's only in retrospect that I now see the movie's numerous flaws that prevent it from being a top notch movie. Sean Connery does well in his role as a Harvard law professor asked to prove a death row inmate's innocence. Seems his confession came about as a result of a violent coercion from the town's two law officers. Throw in a subplot involving Connery's lawyer wife, a demented Hannibal Lechter-like serial killer, and lots of confusion about the innocence or guilt of both the accused and/or the law officer. The movie gives itself away with the quick vindication of the accused; you know something is going on, or the movie would have been over. The main problem in the end, is that we never really understand exactly why the killer chose to kill this little girl, and just how far someone would go to exact revenge. You can't really fault the cast, though: Kate Capshaw as the wife does well with what little she is given to do; Laurence Fishburne is appropriately smarmy and unlikeable; Ed Harris has a field day as the demented serial killer; and we even get glorious "cameos" from future Oscar hopeful Scarlett Johanson; George Plimpton, Chris Sarandon, Daniel J. Travanti, Hope Lange, Ned Beatty and Kevin McCarthy. It's the movie's own self righteousness and improbability that ultimately brings it down to something you may enjoy while watching, but it leaves a bitter aftertaste.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Derivative January 4, 2010
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I bought this movie on speculation, assuming that anything involving both Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne couldn't possibly go wrong, but it turns out I was underestimating the power of a horrible, didactic plot.

The movie starts out promisingly enough, with Connery in the role of a crusading law professor, out to right all the injustices of our death penalty driven legal system, and with Fishburne playing out the role of the dirty cop who breaks all the rules in order to take down the criminal - even if the 'criminal' is really innocent and the rules are broken in order to egregiously railroad the wrong man for a horrible crime.

This is the stuff of good drama, and really the film-makers should have been satisfied with this. But, no, everything has to have a 'twist' these days, so after Connery uses his legal kung fu to break our innocent, railroaded victim out of jail, there's still a good 45 minutes left in the movie, so you just know that can't be the end of it. Indeed, somewhere it is written that if anyone is freed from prison more than 30 minutes before the movie ends, then they will inevitably be left holding the Whodunit bag at the end of the film (conversely, if anyone is sent to prison with 30 minutes remaining, they're either the wrong guy for the crime, or just a flunky for the "real" mastermind).

Sure enough, all hell breaks loose immediately after judicial release, and Connery comes to realize what Fishburne was smart enough to clue in on an hour ago - the innocent jailbird isn't so innocent after all, and Fishburne was just doing what was necessary ("just cause", get it?) in order to put a dangerous man behind bars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets in the glades
Good plot, well thought out, excellent casting and acting, the interaction between Connery and Harris is intense, the back plot ties together at the end. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by rockmann88
4.0 out of 5 stars Good twisting who done it kind of plot...
Sean Connery as the main character playing a retired defense attorney famous for he's good record during his "trial days" and books written by him during the years making... Read more
Published 1 day ago by OBEONECANOBI
4.0 out of 5 stars A good movie for a sequel
Twists and turns and the deep south at its finest
Published 11 days ago by Chad's Dad
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 days ago by PATRICK F BENEDETTO
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark but amazing profound for Hollywood
Dark but amazing profound for Hollywood. The movie makers usually take the ultra liberal, anti systemt, anti everything stance. Great entertainment.
Published 23 days ago by D. R. Tyler
4.0 out of 5 stars Natural suspenseful thriller.
I bought this movie because I am a big Sean Connery fan and am collecting all his movies. I like this movie because I enjoy seeing him in a different type role. Read more
Published 23 days ago by McCall63
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of the most suspensful moviesw ever. a must to see.
Published 1 month ago by Sue Asch
5.0 out of 5 stars I was there!
Visited the wildlife preserve where several scenes from the movie were shot, which made me want to see the movie again. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marianne Visco
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie
Published 1 month ago by MICHAEL BARR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My purchase was delivered before estimated date. The movie was beyond my expectation.
Published 1 month ago by Sherry
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