You know, I think this might be the only film involving a lawyer on my favourites list? What makes this better than most court room dramas, is that the court room is only part of the story.
It’s really the story of two clever men, thinking they’ve got each other figured and then finding out they were wrong.
Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins both do smarmy arrogance well, but it’s the writing of Gosling’s character that keeps me coming back to the film. The journey he goes on is the movie’s real strength.