After watching the film and reading the comments that rated this movie as a 1 of 5, I wanted to add my thoughts and maybe adjust the thinking a little. First, several of the bad reviews were submitted not because of the movie, but by people who probably didn't even watch the movie because of a technical issue, i.e. they couldn't get sound. It is unfortunate that reviews like that are allowed to be a part of what is supposed to be a measure of the movie itself. Second, I agree with some, though not all, of the statements of those who gave it the lowest possible rating. In spite of the fact that they had some good actors, the film didn't do them justice; some of the acting was, to pick an adjective used in another review, wooden. But, not all of it. Several of the detractors felt that the movie was trying to push a religious theme. Yes, there was mention of God in the film. I believe that in the 1.5 hour movie, God was mentioned perhaps three or four times. I would be hard pressed to say that classifies is an agenda.
I consider the movie to be OK. I think it could have been a very good movie, but I can't help but think that the director was trying to make something out if it that it was not. Consider the following: 1) The name of the movie is "The Trial". It stands to reason that the trial should then be the the most powerful and pivotal event. Yet, the trial scenes were nearly the weakest parts. None of the facts in the trial were adequately pursued. The arguments were lame and the most important detail in the case for the defense was practically ignored. 2) The movie had some good talent, yet the performances seemed stilted or unbelievable. 3) Whenever God was mentioned the event seemed really forced.
However, there was entertainment value. I watched it from beginning to end. I just don't think it lived up to what it could have been.