Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Julia Roberts, in an Academy Award/BAFTA/Golden Globe winning role, is real-life heroine Brockovich, an unemployed single mother who almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Best Actress (Roberts) at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards 2001.
2000Rating: M, Offensive language126 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Steven Soderbergh ('Ocean's Eleven', 'Traffic', 'Contagion', 'Sex, Lies and Videotape')
Cast:
Julia RobertsAaron EckhartAlbert Finney

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Erin Brockovich / Reviews

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

(Roberts' character is) foul-mouthed, trashy, a legal pit bull ... and she's wonderful.

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CNN

CNN

A completely involving movie that will grab you from the first frame of film to the closing credits.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

One of the gutsiest, most exciting, and most satisfying courtroom docudramas ever, one that genuinely lifts the spirits as you watch it.

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USA Today

USA Today

Atop all the talk about this being Roberts' career performance so far (and it is), it would be unjust to overlook that this is also the best screen role Finney has had in years.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

(Soderbergh's) knack for getting career-defining turns from actors is intact.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

It's easy to forget you're watching a performance.

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New York Post

New York Post

Just watch (Finney's) reactions to see a great supporting actor at work.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

What Soderbergh can do as well as anyone is bring restraint, intelligence and subtlety to mainstream material, and what a difference that makes.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Ultimately the story seems rather slight.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The film lacks focus and energy, the character development is facile and thin, and what about those necklines?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Nearly every scene in the film's long second section rings a variation of one of two themes: 1) Julia Roberts tells somebody off, or 2) Julia Roberts feels somebody's pain.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There is never a dull moment.

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Salon

Salon

Roberts is in nearly every scene of Erin Brockovich, and there isn't a second when we're not on her side.

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E! Online

E! Online

Beginning to end, Brockovich is a winner.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie slows down only when it deals with Brockovich's personal life... Fortunately, the main focus is the lawsuit, and that's a story worth following...

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Roberts carries the film in the best sense, by taking us on a human journey of genuine discovery and growth.

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