2015 Blind Spot Series: Primal Fear
What I knew going in: I've seen bits and pieces of it over the years, and I knew Edward Norton gives a great performance.
A hot shot lawyer Martin Vail (Richard Gere) - and we know he's a hot shot because that's literally how he introduces himself to his client picks up a case involving a 19 year old man, Aaron (Edward Norton) who is accused of slaughtering an Archbishop. His former girlfriend, Janet (Laura Linney) ends up as the prosecuting attorney, but Martin starts to believe that his client may actually be innocent of this crime.
The one thing keeping me from watching this movie in the past is Richard Gere. I can't stand the guy, and I thought he was terrible here as well. Still, even though he is our lead, all the other actors around him are so good they drown him out. Norton obviously is brilliant. Laura Linney, Alfre Woodard, Andre Braugher, and Maura Tierney give great performances as well, even though they are small.
I love a good courtroom drama, and this one was very entertaining and the story felt very rich.
Memorable Quote: "Theeeeerrrrresssssss motive." - Tommy (Andrew Braugher)