Primal Fear is a thriller that is made brilliant by the actors in it. The film that was made in 1994 by Gregory Hoblit is based on a novel by William Diehl. The film has an interesting plot for a crime thriller and the plot developments has been handled quite neatly though certain elements are part of the cliched set up of a thriller. The scenes have been interestingly shot and put together. The courtroom scenes have been terrifically edited and brilliantly constructed. Most of the major developments in the film happen in these courtroom scenes though a lot of the things are happening outside it. The dialogues and the chemistry between the two leads, Richard Gere and Laura Linney makes the case in the film even more interesting. The true star of the film however is Edward Norton who also happens to be debuting with the film. His acting capabilities take the film to a new level. The music also works well with the flow of the film.