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PhiladelphiaHomosexual Andrew Beckett, a talented lawyer at a stodgy Philadelphia law firm, is infected with AIDS. He gets fired because his colleagues are afraid of contracting AIDS from him. Andrew then hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 125 minQuality: HDRelease: 1993IMDb: 7.7
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Directors of "Philadelphia"Jonathan DemmeBirthdate: 22 February 1944, Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA
Creators of "Philadelphia"Ron NyswanerBirthdate: 5 October 1956, Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA
Critic Reviews of "Philadelphia"VarietyOctober 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.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Safe and apolitical it may be, but Philadelphia succeeds as a deeply affecting humanist drama.New York TimesMay 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.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
This AIDS courtroom drama is so pumped full of nitrous oxide, you could get your teeth drilled on it.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Philadelphia breaks no new dramatic ground ... And yet Philadelphia is quite a good film, on its own terms.Cinemaphile.orgJune 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.Groucho ReviewsMay 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]Common Sense MediaDecember 18, 2010
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.EmanuelLevy.ComApril 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.Capital Times (Madison, WI)October 25, 2005
The courtroom stuff is unwieldly, but everything else is brave and moving.Shadows on the WallAugust 26, 2005
involving but badly cliched
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