"Just the most hilarious movie ever, with a cast in ultimate form, and an amazing storyline with ever more incredible catastrophies occuring at an escalating rate, with Ethel Merman stealing the show!"
"Henry Fonda has tough opposition both round a jury table, and in acting prowess, in this superb production. So cleverly crafted the single set becomes irrelevant, story & character study win in style."
"A powerful, heartrending story, set totally convincingly in 1964 Mississippi. To say Gene Hackman's performance deserved an Oscar is not exaggerated, and his more than ably supported. Truly memorable."