Coulmbia Tristar/1996/118m/ANA,WS 2.35, FS1.33
|With a plot almost a duplicate of Trial by Jury of several
years ago, The Juror depends more on technology and creepiness than the former film
to make it entertaining. The production is slick, with glossy photography and some nice
Demi Moore play the struggling artist and single mother who becomes the target of the mob boss's "fixer." Moore caves in pretty easily until she has no choice but to fight back. Alec Baldwin, who's getting a reputation as a specialist is assaying screen creeps, plays the deviantly sophisticated mobster who invests himself into the Laird household. Tony LoBianco adds some spice as a cliche mob figure. The wind-up takes place in rural South America, and seems a bit far fetched even for frivolous movie fare.
The jury on this DVD is in with a verdict of top-notch. Images are sharp as the medium allows with no hint of MPEG or NTSC artifacts. Deep blacks, bright colors and excellent contrast are hallmarks of the fine The Juror DVD. The Dolby Digital 5:1 surround is full range and engaging. The Juror doesn't strain viewers attention spans beyond the breaking point and the players are enjoyable.
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