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At last! A movie that explains the O.J. verdict! Well-endowed literary revisionist Demi Moore stars in this thrill-less thriller, about a juror- in-jeopardy who must convince her peers to acquit a mobster, or else whis- pering bad guy Alec Baldwin will do something scary to her son. (Such as, say, forcing him to watch Mom strip on a late-night television talk show?) Bad bad bad. There's a fundamental wrongness to THE JUROR that almost defies explanation. Every possible dramatic convention is ignored; every on-screen action has no meaning other than as an absurd, immediate grat- ification. Even the camp value is minimal. The first unwatchable movie of the year and, yet, people were clapping and cheering to the end. I can't explain it. Perhaps, after viewing Demi's various tight-fitting tops, they had formed the opinion that, for certain figures, Moore is better. Welcome to Hell. (Rated "R"/~120 min.) Grade: F Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros
Originally posted to triangle.movies on 1FEB96 as MOVIE HELL WARNING: "The Juror"