Erin Brockovich


Action / Biography / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85% · 150 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.4/10 10 213677 213.7K

Top cast

Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich
Aaron Eckhart as George
Peter Coyote as Kurt Potter
Cherry Jones as Pamela Duncan
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1.18 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 11 min
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23.976 fps
2 hr 11 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 7 / 10

Holds up very well

I'm a believer that even the worst and most hated actor has at least one decent performance in them. Julia Roberts is one of my least favourite stars, but I nonetheless really liked her and warmed to her in this film, prosthetic chest aside. The legal story is well told and engaging - although eclipsed by the likes of Mark Ruffalo's DARK WATERS - and it holds up very well.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 10 / 10

A Pretty Woman Takes Down A Big Utility

In all the years that Frank Capra gave his populist films, none of his heroes were women. Back then it was the traditional roles with the men doing the heavy lifting and the women in support as wives and mothers so the men could slay the dragons.

Frank Capra might never have given us a populist heroine, but I think he would have loved Erin Brockovich as much as I did. Although Albert Finney is the lawyer who took on the power Pacific Gas&Electric for the residents of Hinkley, California, the legwork (and what a pair of legs) was done by Julia Roberts.

The true story of former beauty queen Erin Brockovich is one of the best roles for a female player in the past ten years and Julia Roberts was so right for the part. Beauty is a start for this part, but Ms. Roberts is also a single mother raising three kids who literally browbeats her way into a job with a law firm headed by Albert Finney that lost a case where she was a plaintiff.

People all her life, and probably the men she was involved with never took her seriously because of her beauty. As Roberts got deeper and deeper into the case involving toxic chromium poisoning from a plant in Hinkley, she felt a lot more self worth and very much empowered due to the good work she was involved in. As she explains to current boyfriend Aaron Eckhardt in my favorite scene in the film, when she goes to Hinkley on any her firm's business, it's not a beauty queen that the people there are seeing, but a savior of sorts.

Roberts puts her heart and soul in both her work and as mother. Some of her best scenes are her domestic ones with her three kids. She's not without weaknesses, she does have a tendency to snap judgments and she's not the most diplomatic of people at times. But a good heart and a good work ethic cover a multitude of sins.

Unlike so many Oscar winning films, Erin Brockovich got a March release in 2000 not a release late in the year to keep the film fresh in Academy voters minds. Obviously no one thought of this film as Oscar caliber. Yet word of mouth spread about the film and it got several nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Steven Soderbergh, Best Supporting Actor for Albert Finney and others. And it was a winner for Julia Roberts for Best Actress of 2000.

Erin Brockovich was one of my favorite films for the new century and I think it will please every one who sees it.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

well made under-dog story

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a struggling unemployed single mother of three. She can't even win a petty lawsuit against a doctor for a car accident. So she browbeats her lawyer Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to give her a job. When she starts poking into a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. It turns into much more of a case of toxic waste dumping and one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history.

Julia Roberts delivers a big performance in a traditional under-dog movie. This is definitely well-made by master director Steven Soderbergh. Nothing is left on the table, and it helps to have great actors all around like the great Albert Finney.

The only small problem I had. There is a holier than thou attitude that Erin Brockovich hasn't earned yet in the movie. After all she brings frivolous lawsuits, she needs to show more of her struggles. I think there was a story where she had to steal medicine for her kids. That would be a great insight into her struggles to start the movie with. That would buy credit for all the stuff that follows.

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