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Today I'm analyzing My Cousin Vinny, Liar Liar, The Insider, and Devil's Advocate -- some of the greatest legal movies ever (or at least some of the funniest). You asked me to review those movies and so here they are! New episodes weekly! Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/legaleagle?sub_confirmation=1 You can find more Real Lawyer Reacts Here (including my reaction to Suits, Better Call Saul, A Few Good Men and tons more): https://goo.gl/42fKce ★ SUIT UP! Even if you're not a lawyer, you can still DRESS LIKE A LAWYER. All of my suits are from BlackLapel (I've used them exclusively for over five years). Their custom suits are amazing, yet still ridiculously affordable. HIGHLY recommended: https://go.magik.ly/ml/f78n/ ★ GET TIED! If you’re looking for skinny ties, pocket squares, or tie bars (like the ones I wear) check out Ties.com. Huge selection and great prices: https://go.magik.ly/ml/ftki/ ★ BOOKS & MOVIES! When I’m not crushing it in court, I’m probably reading a great book or watching a legal movie. Check out what’s on my list (as well as the best books for Law School and all of my favorite camera gear): https://www.amazon.com/shop/legaleagle This is part of a continuing series of "Lawyer Reacts" videos. Got a legal movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments! I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. Like most people, I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous. Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school to take on lawyers in the movies. While all legal movies take dramatic license to make things more interesting (nobody wants to see hundreds of hours of brief writing), many of them have a grain of truth. ======================================================== If you're going to law school get our Ultimate Pre-Law Checklist (FREE) here ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/prelaw Learn how to get ready for law school, the 5 things you must do the summer before law school, and more . . . ======================================================== ★ Got law school questions? Ask in the comments! ★ Say hi on Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleaglereacts ★ Tweet at us on Twitter @LegalEagleDJ
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LegalEagle (4 months ago)
Check out the new Lawyer Reacts video where I take on Suits, Law & Order, and L.A. Law https://goo.gl/iaBZAL
Brian Mackie (2 days ago)
Please do Fracture! I love that movie and I'd be very interested to hear your view on it. Lots of courtroom and law firm scenes to deconstruct.
The Hand (10 days ago)
Do "Kitty Karry-All Is Missing" from the _Brady Buch_. Seriously. Prima facie case?
Fivemil (1 month ago)
Do more suits please!!
Danel Achaval (1 month ago)
Please review The Night Of court 10 part court drama series. Or at least a part of it. I think that one would be tough to tackle. Thanks
garciafever (2 months ago)
Can you be able to react on the TV show Suits? A while ago I was watching the series, and I am not sure if whether the lingo that is being used is correct or not.
aussiebloke609 (1 day ago)
14:53 I'd always assumed the "trick question" was deliberate - in the hope of tripping up the expert witness. PS: her response was probably best line in the movie. :-)
Truth Hurts (2 days ago)
The only people in our country that should be allowed to be a judge, jury, or a lawyer are White people.
Alexander Bourns (2 days ago)
You need to do a primal fear gets lawyered.
Ankit K (3 days ago)
Objection: 1:30 liarliar is already included in another video
xcvx16 (3 days ago)
Objection: We need to get you a book of proverbs. You walk a fine line and you thread a needle.
Tyler Emerson (3 days ago)
The "My Cousin Vinny" expert witness section is very interesting anymore. At least in federal courts (and this was an Alabama state criminal matter, as I recall), admissibility of expert testimony (specifically opinions and conclusions) requires not just qualification of the witness as an expert in the relevant field, but also qualification of the testimony itself. This would normally require a Daubert hearing outside of the presence of the jury prior to the admission of such testimony because it is a question of admissibility - not weight or sufficiency of the expert testimony (not to mention Vinny failed to provide sufficient notice to the state of the witness, her qualifications and her conclusions -- though the prosecutor seems to let that slide for the sake of good entertainment. Oddly, as I recall in the movie, the prosecutor presents his expert as a "surprise" witness, too, which would never be permitted, at least under federal rules of evidence). If the boys were convicted, the court's failure to engage in a Daubert hearing outside the presence of the jury would likely be good fodder for an appeal (though I can't remember if the movie was made before or after Daubert came down).
Jay BIshop (3 days ago)
Great insights! Have you ever reviewed “ From the Hip” from 1987 starring Judd Nelson and John Hurt? I think it’s one of the most underrated comedic movies during its time. It also has some truly terrifying scenes which are difficult to pull off in a comedy. Really great courtroom antics and back room deals in the plot as well. I think it be a good review.
Pavel Tůma (4 days ago)
Please react to The Judge film with Robert Downey Jr. 😇
sweetblackblood1 (4 days ago)
could you do scent of a woman the last scene were alpacino defends the boy in a school jury?
TARINunit9 (4 days ago)
Waaaaait a minute. If the "1955 Bel Air Chevrolet, with a 327 cubic-inch engine and a four-barrel carburetor" doesn't exist, why is Jim Trotter asking about it? Is he really making that up off the cuff? Or did he read from the evidence? If my hunch is correct, he could have used the witness testimony that the car doesn't exist to discredit the evidence (now that he can't discredit the witness)
Phil Lang (4 days ago)
I object! There are frequent cases of women becoming pregnant with a baby that is not her husband's, deceiving that husband into thinking it is his, and when he finds out the deception he is still required to pay child support for the child and there are no repercussions for the deceiving mother.
darkandunatural (6 days ago)
Was there ever a time they were allowed to enter the well?
raymonko (6 days ago)
The two yutes!
raymonko (6 days ago)
Why specifically is My Cousin Vinny one of your favorite legal movies?
Rob Welch (8 days ago)
Would you weigh in on the trial in Netflix Daredevil S01E03: Rabbit in a Snowstorm
Dolores Rosas (9 days ago)
Philadelphia and Ryan White Story.
Jeremy Baumeister (9 days ago)
Hey. New subscriber here. I object to the fact that you haven't done a reaction to "The Verdict" with Paul Newman.
whade62000 (10 days ago)
You should make more just "my favorite examples" videos. Sure seeing you correct fiction that gets it completel wrong is fun but I think we can all learn more if it's you picking the stuff we should pay attention to.
Alex Marr (10 days ago)
I haven't seen it in the comments, but I'd be very interested to see what you think of "Inherent the Wind"
Dolores Rosas (10 days ago)
Philadelphia and the Ryan White Story.
Copper Hamster (11 days ago)
When I got called for Jury duty I was asked if I had a degree, I told them yes, they asked me what it was in, I told them Engineering, and the defense told me I could go.
Mark Zawadzki (11 days ago)
How does this change if the "magic" implies a compulsion to tell the truth, IOW, No lying by ommission?
Reaper Gt500 (12 days ago)
I wanted to be a lawyer as a kid, and I love these videos!! please keep it up man, you're awesome!!
richard noel (12 days ago)
how about some real life's in justices as portrayed in movies. like " And Justice For All" or "Roman J. Isrial"
Derek Wall (12 days ago)
in the case of my cousin vinny, where if a client had that attorney that was stuttering or asked the kind of questions that hurt the client and they wound up losing their case could you file an appeal on the grounds of legal incompetence?
Archon Shiva (13 days ago)
Objection! You say "there are laws that you can't get rid of every minority on a jury". While it's not impossible that some local state laws may indeed say exactly that, as weirdly specific laws are certainly a thing, I think you mean there is *precedent* saying that, including a landmark SCOTUS decision, based on laws or bits of the constitution that are rather less specific.
Natalie Gerdano (15 days ago)
Please react to its a wonderful life, would love to see your take on bankruptcy case
Katie Turner (15 days ago)
Have you done primal fear?
Rohan N (16 days ago)
React to Runaway Jury
Frustrated Cartoons (18 days ago)
DJ Stone looks like Ryan Reynolds.
Siyko (18 days ago)
It's clear that you have a much better microphone in newer videos
Luke (18 days ago)
Do the entire OJ Simpson trial
Davinport942 (21 days ago)
You should check our Fracture. It’s a movie with Anthony Hopkins. He’s some kind of genius and he kills his wife. it’s about him representing himself in court. There’s food twists and turns in it. It would be cool to see you pick that one apart! Lol
Christian Burrell (21 days ago)
It would seem in the Liar Liar - Fraud should be on the table as a next step.
Noah McArthur (22 days ago)
*normals*
Norse Gaming (22 days ago)
OBJECTION! At 24:17 Mr Reeves didnt say "Whoa" when we saw him and you didnt facetiously say "Whoa?".
kevin owens (22 days ago)
Do CBS's Bull jury selection
siddhant sharma (24 days ago)
React to the judge
Charlie Sthill (24 days ago)
I understand that you do these videos for fun but I would like to hear your understanding of all the parts of the “u. S. Constitution” and “bill of rights“ in American civil law. There are major problems with the use of them in law these days.
Kevin Watkins (24 days ago)
You should do a full video on Legally Blond.
dogcow666 (24 days ago)
Please do Lincoln lawyer. I never saw the movie but the book had some of the worst cross examination dialog in any legal thriller I ever read,would love to see you take it apart
Blake (25 days ago)
Please do a reaction to my cousin Vinny
Lawrence Tider (25 days ago)
I really would like Legal Eagle do a complete review of My cousin Vinny.
29quietman (25 days ago)
Have you weighed in of "A Time to Kill"
The Sedaiv (26 days ago)
Any chance you coulf legal review A Time to Kill and/or School of Rock?
segwo (27 days ago)
There are clips of you covering Liar Liar in here, and it seems the clips were pulled from the full two parter you released in November a few months later. Will there at some point be a full episode on My Cousin Vinny?
squattingheads (27 days ago)
oh cmon! the best scene of "my cousin vinny" not in here?
hwk (28 days ago)
I'd love to see you go all in on Devil's Advocate. The West Wing, specifically season 1, episode 11 - (yes, a politics show, not a law show) Josh responds to a subpoena and is deposed (it does not go well). Bull - a whole show built around jury consultation. The Jagged Edge For your own enjoyment (probably not well known enough to warrant examination): Guilty Conscience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auzt01D6F30 by Richard Levinson & William Link (they created Columbo). Anthony Hopkins as Arthure, an attorney planning to murder his wife, so he takes on the roles of prosecutor, defense, & judge to work out all the kinks in the plan.
Ash Ketchem (29 days ago)
Three things. 1. Love these videos. 2. Wish the rick n morty video was longer 3. Pleeeeaseeeee do an episode on chuck from Better Call Saul. Hes the closest definition of a lawyer to me lol
Marvin Owen (29 days ago)
LegalEagle, I'd like to see your take on a new series called Bull. It deals mainly with the art and science of jury selection and steering a court case by influencing a jury.
Alex Nicholson (30 days ago)
Speaking of jury selection and selection consulting, you should review “Bull”
Alex Nicholson (30 days ago)
You should definitely consider reviewing “From the Hip” especially the scenes relating to the admissibility of the word asshole
Ed Radley (30 days ago)
Do a longer more in depth episode on My Cousin Vinny.
John Shull (1 month ago)
I would like to see the Rainmaker.
missladyaj88 (1 month ago)
Love the videos! Reaction to the movies Marshall, and The Judge. please and thanks!
ScubaLemur (1 month ago)
Californication when hank goes to court would be a good show to review
John Gathly (1 month ago)
objection the hair color on a driver's license is meant to ID the person, so it should state how the hair is currently colored. It is not meant to ID what their natural color would be.
vampman87 (1 month ago)
Devil's Advocate is one of my favorite movies. Although most of the action focuses on Kevin's third case with Milton's firm (the murder case) I'd love to hear your opinion on the Moyez case, the "warm up" health code case where Kevin's client was arrested for killing a goat and acquitted in what looked like a bench trial under a religious butchering law.
Donald Bakaitis (1 month ago)
Take a look at "Paths of Glory". It was an early fine Stanley Kubrick film. A WWI court-martial, it was banned in France for more than a decade.
Emily Odermatt (1 month ago)
Objection: you can win your case with one witness, if they admit to the crime on the stand.
Pirate Style Jutsu (1 month ago)
Liar Liar is so underrated.
fenderstratocaster (1 month ago)
I would love to see your opinion on Marissa Tomei's testimony on the tire marks, I'm curious to see if there are any holes in the case.
Kyra B (1 month ago)
You should just rename your channel LegalEagle- Don't Go Into the Well
Jason (1 month ago)
Amistad!
Nom du Clavier (1 month ago)
Also, sexism
Johnny Green Face (1 month ago)
Remember kid. Youre always a normie to someone
Michael Cross (1 month ago)
My Cousin Vinny!!! Yeeeeeeeees!! Was disappointed when it wasn't included last time it's my all time favorite movie
Iron Lad (1 month ago)
I would like to see your reaction to the movie “The Judge” with Robert Downey Jr
Ken S (1 month ago)
Once the idea of him not wearing pants enters your mind, you will forever in your mind draw that lower half of his body like that.
Travis Mitchell (1 month ago)
How about some Primal Fear?
JR Snodgrass (1 month ago)
Im a first year law student at a pretty tough school, going into finals. Ive made outlines, studied supplements, and I did pretty well on my mid terms. Any other tips youd be willing to hand out for free?
Daniel D (1 month ago)
Did u do “law abiding citizens” if not may u do it plz
D64nz (1 month ago)
Really love those Insider scenes.
Renee-Claude Badman (1 month ago)
Objection: since you discussed jury selection, could you please react to the movie Runaway Jury?
Anthony Staton (1 month ago)
DO LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
Selin sgh (1 month ago)
waiting for the iconic Legally Blonde court scene
Anthony Frazer (1 month ago)
Law abiding citizen.
Boots (1 month ago)
An entire episode of this dedicated to My Cousin Vinny!!!
bjsmith503 (1 month ago)
I'd be willing to rely on the acumen of Keanu. Guy seems to have his shit together.
Eric Mendez (1 month ago)
I’ve always wondered, when you brought up client lawyer confidentiality. Is it valid what they do in the movies when a lawyer charges $1 to Someone and that person suddenly becomes their client and thus the lawyer client confidently is in effect?
Hazman Noor (1 month ago)
Excellent Segment. There was a series from 1990s TV series about a Law Firm which handle one murder case. This series is called Murder One. Would you do a segment of Murder One First Season? Thank You.
Pausen Think (1 month ago)
Please do "To Kill a Mockingbird"!
Zachary Manney (1 month ago)
Objection ! Youve yet to review nothing but trouble
Tyler Davis (1 month ago)
Imagine if this was steve carel
Tyler Davis (1 month ago)
I'm glad you can edit and google.
monokhem (1 month ago)
Objection, Keanu has super powers in that movie which was not taken into consideration in your analysis. This is an important precedent. There are a lot of super powered lawyers in fiction.
Philip Hughes (1 month ago)
Please respond to your "namesake" movie "Legal Eagles"... Robert Redford and Debra Winger.
Jachra (1 month ago)
"Inherit the Wind" is an interesting legal movie you should give a shot at.
Corsair Carl (1 month ago)
I do the same when cooking in a show or movie is off and I freak the hell out :P
Jake Gerszewski (1 month ago)
Runaway jury? Anyone?
Carlos Dudas (1 month ago)
Good one!
Whane The Whip (1 month ago)
He just pulled the "unlike all you normals" card right out of his ass.
Earth Has Curve (1 month ago)
conjecture. these are comedies... Removing the comedic element makes it boring.
Killer0Succubus (1 month ago)
Question: I had Jury Duty for the first time about 8 months ago and through the selection process I wasn't even called up in the room to sit on the benches because there were too many people. One of the lawyers were asking the wrong people questions since they got their seating chart mixed up and one of them even tried to ask me a question thinking I was called up but I was not. Is this common? To me I would have been nervous if he was my lawyer since he was kind of stumbling over himself. But, I do not have any experience in court rooms.
JSwain SimRacing0599 (2 months ago)
Could you do A Civil Action? One of my favorites
TheShoetotha2 (2 months ago)
"Uh" Love the videos, but damn
Peter Gilchrist (2 months ago)
React to “the practice”
Charlotte Larson (2 months ago)
I think they let lawyers get in the well in movies and tv shows because it allows them to get both the lawyer and the witness in the frame without having to use an extremely wide shot. It also allows for more dynamic camera placements, and movements, instead of what would probably be a fairly static shot. None of this detracts from your point that it's illegal, but I don't think it's going to change, either.
Mark Tracy (2 months ago)
Do a couple episodes of BULL
Mark Tracy (2 months ago)
The Verdict Class Action Witness For The Prosecution

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