Brilliant Story & Acting
Primal Fear is a gripping tale from beginning to end. Richard Gere is always great but Edward Norton's performance as a troubled
youth accused of murder is brilliant. His portrayl of two characters within the one personality is, I think, without equal. Norton is an actor's actor. Laura Linney is also captivating as the cool State Prosecutor. This film raises many questions about morality and the law and the Catholic church, making reference to Nathaniel Hawthorn's comments regarding when a man wears two faces he can lose a sense of reality. The conclusion to the film is not only brilliant but a real surprise. A great thriller.