A Time to Kill

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2013

    What the popular press said...

    "This workmanlike version of Mr. Grisham’s book never succeeds in generating much steam."
    Charles Isherwood for New York Times

    "Paint-by-numbers dramatization."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "The production remains flat, lacking the minimum of suspense required for a white-knuckle thriller."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "A satisfying, if unsettling, courtroom drama to the Golden Theatre with an engaging cast playing juicy dramatic characters."
    Jeremy Gerard for Bloomberg

    "The play is plodding and suspense-less."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Seems to defy stage adaptation."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "The crucial problem with this okay Broadway show is that it really needs a star to drive it."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Like a rote rehash of familiar material ... [it] demands zero thought from its audience."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "This courtroom drama feels as if it were made for an earlier, less cynical era."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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