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Philadelphia

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In a controversial case involving a gay man named Andrew Beckett, a talented lawyer at a law firm in Philadelphia. Andrew seems to have AIDS because of what he is doing, so he is released because his colleagues are afraid of contracting AIDS. After a while, Andrew tries to hire a young gay lawyer as the only defender of a lawsuit that seems to be illegal for everyone. Andrew tries to prove to everyone that he is not mistaken in society.
Actors: Richard Ehrlich ,
Richard Ehrlich
Richard Ehrlich
Anna Deavere Smith ,
Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith 18 September 1950, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ann Dowd ,
Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd 30 January 1956, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Ford Wheeler ,
Ford Wheeler
Ford Wheeler
Denzel Washington ,
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington 28 December 1954, Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Antonio Banderas ,
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas 10 August 1960, Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Philip Joseph PJ McGee ,
Philip Joseph PJ McGee
Philip Joseph PJ McGee
Robert Ridgely ,
Robert Ridgely
Robert Ridgely 24 December 1931, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Steve Vignari ,
Steve Vignari
Steve Vignari 14 March 1925, USA
Jane Moore ,
Jane Moore
Jane Moore
Obba Babatundé ,
Obba Babatundé
Obba Babatundé 1 December 1951, Jamaica, New York, USA
...»
Genre: Drama
Director: Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme 22 February 1944, Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA
Country: United States
Release: 1993
IMDb: 7.7
Quality:
Duration: 125 min
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Shadows on the Wall

August 26, 2005

involving but badly cliched
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Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Safe and apolitical it may be, but Philadelphia succeeds as a deeply affecting humanist drama.
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Cinemaphile.org
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June 14, 2015

Jonathan Demme's thoughtful human drama was certainly not the first movie to confront the AIDS crisis, but it was, even in the conventional skin of a courtroom drama, the most heartbreaking and passionate undertaking of its kind.
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Capital Times (Madison, WI)

October 25, 2005

The courtroom stuff is unwieldly, but everything else is brave and moving.
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Groucho Reviews
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May 29, 2013

What remains most striking about Philadelphia may be the...conspicuous emphasis on intense close-ups. They force an inescapable emotional intimacy in relation to issues the mainstream, at least at the time, would rather have looked away from. [Blu-ray]
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Variety

October 10, 2008

[An] extremely well-made message picture about tolerance, justice and discrimination is pitched at mainstream audiences, befitting its position as the first major Hollywood film to directly tackle the disease.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2000

This AIDS courtroom drama is so pumped full of nitrous oxide, you could get your teeth drilled on it.
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EmanuelLevy.Com
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April 21, 2006

Wearing its heart on its sleeves, this well-intentioned but soft and compromised AIDS drama may nonetheless perform the same function that Paltoon or Schindler's List have: Change public opinion about an urgent problem.
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

"Philadelphia" mostly succeeds in being forceful, impassioned and moving, sometimes even rising to the full range of emotion that its subject warrants. But too often, even at its most assertive, it works in safely predictable ways.
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Common Sense Media

December 18, 2010

Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 01, 2000

Philadelphia breaks no new dramatic ground ... And yet Philadelphia is quite a good film, on its own terms.
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