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Primal Fear (1996) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
From the golden age of the mid-90’s cinemas comes Primal Fear – a court room drama with a hell of a twist ending that launched the career of Edward Norton (including an Oscar nomination). Based on William Diehl’s 1993 novel of the same name, directed by journey man director Gregory Hoblit and featuring an impressive support cast, Primal Fear is still a great watch.  And even better when Gere’s smug lawyer finally meets his match.  Which is even more odd considering that it sits at just a 56% on Metacritic.  On Netflix currently.

Best Bit: THAT Ending.

Worth A Rewatch: Yes.  Still holds up well.

If You Liked this Try: Seven, Kiss The Girls, The Firm


8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...