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Rating: 7 stars


Japan lawyers court room courtroom drama video game

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Seen on: 08/31/2013

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Ace Attorney (2012)

Directed by Takashi Miike

Mystery | Comedy | Drama

Most recently watched by sleestakk


Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Mia Fey, and the accusation of rival prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth. Phoenix’s greatest ally is Mia’s younger sister Maya, a spirit medium whose body is posessed by Mia to communicate with him.

Length 135 minutes


Ryo Ishibashi | Akira Emoto | Fumiyo Kohinata | Kimiko Yo | Hiroki Narimiya | Takumi Saito | Mitsuki Tanimura | Rei Dan | Ayumu Saitô | Shunsuke Daitô | Mirei Kiritani | Yûko Nakamura | Seminosuke Murasugi | Roi Hayashi | Miho Ninagawa | Akiyoshi Nakao | Takehiro Hira | Makoto Ayukawa | Eisuke Sasai | Takeru Shibuya | Minami Hamabe | Yûji Abe | Kentaro Motomura | Kiba-Chan | Ryôhei Kamamori | Ritoka Nishiguchi

Viewing Notes

Incredibly well paced for a 2+ film based on a video game. Really love how Miike purposely emulated the look and feel of the video game with the costumes and characterizations. The court room setpieces are fun and the comedy is subtle. Until viewing this I wouldn’t have thought this video game adaptation would fit Miike’s style but he makes it work.


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