The Verdict THE SETUP Disgraced attorney Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) seeks redemption in a case against Boston's legal and Catholic establishments. FRANK TALK Sinatra lobbied for this… The Verdict THE SETUP Disgraced attorney Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) seeks redemption in a case against Boston's legal and Catholic establishments. FRANK TALK Sinatra lobbied for this…
Movie on DVD Review

The Verdict (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Dates: May 07, 2013 and Jun 12, 2007; Release Dates: May 07, 2013 and Jun 12, 2007; Genre: Drama; With: James Mason, Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

THE SETUP Disgraced attorney Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) seeks redemption in a case against Boston's legal and Catholic establishments.

FRANK TALK Sinatra lobbied for this part, too, as did Butch Cassidy sidekick Robert Redford, who envisioned a more noble Galvin.

WORTHY EXTRAS? We object...to the resurrected Sidney Lumet-Newman ''joint'' commentary featuring a paltry 88 seconds of chat from the star. Fortunately, his performance speaks for itself. B+

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints
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