Primal Fear Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Frances McDormand, Andre Braugher, Maura Tierney

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Primal Fear

A young altar boy of a murdered archbishop is chased, captured, and tried for first degree murder. The trial is ended due to a discovery of Multiple Personality Disorder and is ordered to be sent to a hospital for further observation. What is unknown to the audience until the end is that the altar boy is very good at deception and is very convinving, which will confuse you to no end, and make you despise him for convincing you also.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Chandra Bertoia

Richard Gere stars as Big Shot attorney Martin Vail. He takes a PRO-BONO case in which Edward Norton is accused of killing the Archdioces of Chicago. Things come up about why he would have wanted to and about the city of Chicago's officials. ALL Martin Vail wanted was fame from the case, but he got a lot more than he bargained for in this TWISTING, psychological, Courtroom drama
The review of this Movie prepared by Greg Howell

Script Analysis of Primal Fear

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run    -   criminals on the run Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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