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Erin Brockovich

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
United States, 2000
Biography, Drama


An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.

Our take

Indie cinema’s busiest filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts teamed up for this plucky true-life drama of fighting back against corporate corruption. The result: a pop hit, a Best Picture nominee, and an Oscar for Julia. And don’t discount a fine Albert Finney either.

Erin Brockovich Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

2001 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2001 | Winner: Movie of the Year

National Board of Review

2000 | 2 wins including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

2001 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

Critics reviews

Narrative momentum is key: one has to keep things moving. To this end, Erin Brockovich is two hours and ten minutes long, but it never feels it. In the classic storytelling sense, this is a film of remarkable economy. As the opening credits unfold, note just how quickly text and subtext are conveyed…
July 19, 2016
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