Erin Brockovich 2000

Critics score:
84 / 100

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Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News: Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: The best "message movie" in recent memory, it is also, so far, the best film of the new millennium. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: It's a prime Julia Roberts movie, and it is beguiling at just that. Read more

John Hartl, Seattle Times: Soderbergh demands a lot from his star here, and she delivers, perhaps more than even he expected. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: It's a victory for Julia Roberts, co-star Albert Finney and director Steven Soderbergh. It's also a victory for the audience. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: Not only is every plot development signaled far in advance, but 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. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Even if Erin Brockovich leaves us contemplating its many loopholes, the verdict remains: some sellouts are worth the price of admission. Read more

Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Roberts shines. Read more

Kenneth Turan, 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. Read more

Paul Clinton (, A completly involving movie that will grab you from the first frame of film to the closing credits. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: Roberts does what the best movie stars do. She makes you believe in Erin Brockovich as a living, breathing human being even as you're also constantly aware that you're watching Julia Roberts on screen. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: The arc of the tale may be conventional, but Roberts, in her most forceful dramatic performance, allows us to take in every moment through fresh, impassioned eyes. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Smart, savvy, funny, and, at times, poignant. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The film lacks focus and energy, the character development is facile and thin, and what about those necklines? Read more

Charles Taylor, From the opening to the perfect final shot, Roberts is in nearly every scene of Erin Brockovich, and there isn't a second when we're not on her side. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Read more

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Todd McCarthy, Variety: An exhilarating tale. Read more

Amy Taubin, Village Voice: [Soderbergh's] knack for getting career-defining turns from actors is intact. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: It's easy to forget you're watching a performance. Read more