Ace Attorney (2012) MIFF Film Review

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Based on a popular adventure video game, Ace Attorney follows rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright as he battles several high-profile cases against prominent prosecutors. But this is no dull courtroom drama; there is action, technology, humour and some magnificent hairstyles.

So far, this is my favourite film of MIFF 2012. In fact, I think it has made it into my top ten films of all times. Ace Attorney has everything I could possibly want from a film – awesome characters, great plot and lots of humour. Lots and lots. What’s more, it was an awesome audience who laughed loud and hard.

Amazingly, there was even some genuinely dramatic and beautiful scenes during which I could not believe just how actually sad I felt at the plight of some of the characters.