Philadelphia | Full Movie

Philadelphia
  • PG-13
  • 2h 5m
  • 1993
Certified Fresh79%
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Hailed as a landmark film that dazzles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, PHILADELPHIA stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as two competing lawyers who join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. And as their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh79%
Critics Consensus: Philadelphia indulges in some unfortunate clich?s in its quest to impart a meaningful message, but its stellar cast and sensitive direction are more than enough to compensate.
Reviews
Variety
Todd McCarthy
Fresh

[An] extremely well-made message picture about tolerance, justice and discrimination is pitched at...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Safe and apolitical it may be, but Philadelphia succeeds as a deeply affecting humanist drama.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

"Philadelphia" mostly succeeds in being forceful, impassioned and moving, sometimes even rising to...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know there's considerable discussion about homosexuality and AIDS, as well as painful discussions of who "deserves" to get AIDS. For gay and sensitive viewers, this conversation can be especially triggering. Joe threatens to "kick your faggoty ass" when a man comes up and hits on him in a drug store. The film also shows Joe's wife giving birth and Tom Hanks' character surrounded by family as he passes away.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 10, 1993
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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