The tackiest courtroom drama in recent memory, POWER OF ATTORNEY is so carelessly directed, vestigially scripted, and somnabulistically acted that you can only take offense at the lack of care evident in every frame. This rip-off of THE FIRM barely offers the minimum requirements of its
Despite escaping the mean-streets lifestyle that claims his drug-dealing brother Frankie (Roger Wilson), attorney Paulie Diehl (Elias Koteas) considers a career change, shifting from prosecution to defense when he fails to convict a hit man. Falling prey to the blandishments of the Gotti-like mob
boss Scassi (Danny Aiello), Paulie ignores the advice of his fiancee Maria (...