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Philadelphia

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7.72 h 5 min1994X-Ray12
Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks - Apollo 13), a promising young lawyer, finds his career cut short when he fired from the prestigious law firm he works for. They say he has not got what it takes. Andrew knows it's because he's got AIDS. Determined to defend his dignity and professional reputation, Andrew hires a small-time personal injury lawyer, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington - The Preacher's Wife), ..
Directors
Jonathan Demme
Starring
Tom HanksDenzel WashingtonAntonio Banderas
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Mary SteenburgenRon VawterJoanne WoodwardJason Robards
Producers
Edward SaxonJonathan Demme
Studio
TriStar Pictures
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4.7 out of 5 stars

3458 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mr. R. EHLERSReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 September 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
2-disc CE: Great film, great extras
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Excellent, moving film starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
The 2-disc CE (Collector's Edition) is well worth having: it includes 'People like us (an excellent 60-minute 'Making of'), a 75-minute documentary of interviews with AIDS patients, 6 very good deleted scenes, the video for Bruce Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia', the original 5-minute 'Making of' featurette, and other extras. See photos. Full details at dvdcompare.net.
6 people found this helpful
ZebedeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Movie
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I saw this movie on TV and had to buy the DVD to keep in my collection and rewatch. Tom Hanks was awesome, Denzel Washington great and the lovely Antonio Banderas as eye candy. The story treats the HIV/AIDS virus with compassion and shows how some people have hatred and fears. I felt so much sympathy for Tom Hank's character and was cheered by the support of his partner, family and friends.
2 people found this helpful
valerie dallastonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
great story
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tom hanks at his best.this story treats the aids virus with compassion and shows how some people have hatred and fears.
this story is not sloppy or morbid.leaves you with great admiration of the person and the people he knows.
get the tissues handy.brilliant film
5 people found this helpful
ThespionicReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 April 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
You Can't Go Wrong With Tom!
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Tom won his first Oscar for his performance in this film – a year later he won his second, with ‘everyone’s favourite film’ – Forest Gump!
Philadelphia was an enormous success – costing 26 million $ to make and netting a whooping 206 million.
The theme of course has been done many times - reluctant lawyer takes on unwinnable case – To Kill A Mocking Bird, A Time To Kill, My Cousin Vinny & A Few Good Men, to mention but a few. This film was based on a true event.
The synopsis is well known, so there’s no point in me going there. I would just say that this is a very stylish film that holds your attention throughout and is a thoroughly satisfying watch. Its 5 stars all the way. Hanks is such a fine and likable actor that it doesn’t matter if he’s a numbskull, a gangster, a prison warder, a castaway or a soldier … you just buy into that rather laidback, thoughtful character?
11 people found this helpful
Julie anneReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant film...
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Bruce Springsteen came on the radio at work, my friend said it's the song off Philadelphia, never seen or heard of it, when she said it was Tom Hanks, well he's a fantastic actor so had to watch. What a brilliant film, very sad at the same time...definitely worth a watch...
One person found this helpful
GoatyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A superb Tom Hanks film
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I have got to say that this is one of the best, if not the best, films that Tom Hanks has ever made.

After watching it many times, I still shed a tear.

When the streets of Philadelphia music starts, hairs go up on the back of my neck
8 people found this helpful
Miroslav SedaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's a masterpiece
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An amazing movie and also very good sound and picture quality.
Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are brilliant and the Academy Award (Oscar)
for Hanks is well deserved.
Not a stunning, cutting edge quality,
but pretty good.
If you have a good TV, a good 4K Blu-Ray player paired with a good cables and of course, the good sound system,
you won't be disappointed.
Hannah SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth a watch!
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Philadelphia is an interesting film worth watching as it was the first film created with 'big stars' that tackled Aids. The star power of this film alone is wonderful with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington to name two. I describe the film as 'interesting' because it is similar to the lives of two lawyers in America who had been discriminated against due to being diagnosed with Aids therefore you can see the magnitude of hope that this film held for change.
This is a great example of a sickness melodrama as well, for those who study film this would provide you with some very interesting points.
3 people found this helpful
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