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Percy vs Goliath (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Percy vs Goliath teeters toward heavy-handed messaging, but Christopher Walken's work in the central role helps keep this fact-based story upright.

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Academy Award (R) Winner Christopher Walken*, Zach Braff and Christina Ricci star in the true story of a small-town farmer taking on one of the largest agricultural and food manufacturing corporations. Percy Schmeiser (Walken), a third-generation farmer, is sued by a corporate giant for allegedly using their patented seeds. With little resources to fight the giant legal battle, Percy joins forces with up-and-coming attorney Jackson Weaver (Braff) and environmental activist Rebecca Salcau (Ricci) to fight one of the most monumental cases all the way up to the Supreme Court. *1978 Actor in a Supporting Role, The Deer Hunter. "ACADEMY AWARD" is a registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Cast

Pathy Aiyar
as Vasu Pandit
Adam Beach
as Alton Kelly
Zach Braff
as Jackson Weaver
Andrea del Campo
as Brenda Kelly
Martin Donovan
as Rick Aarons
Warren Ellis
as Mill Worker
Zoe Fish
as Mary Schmeiser
Ernesto Griffith
as Washington Post Reporter
Dean Harder
as Bob Black
Anna Hardwick
as UK News Anchor
Melissa Hood
as Meghan Lewis-O'Connor
Luke Kirby
as Peter Schmeiser
Natasha Krishnan
as UK/Indian News Anchor
Sarah-Jane Marquez-Hicks
as Ottawa Journalist
Roberta Maxwell
as Louise Schmeiser
Jai Mession
as News Anchor
Angela Narth
as Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin
Jorge Requena Ramos
as Mexican Delegate
Christina Ricci
as Rebecca Salcau
Peter Stebbings
as Matthew Stefanson
Matthew Stefanson
as Sales Clerk
Blake Taylor
as Karl Steiger
Ron Verwymeren
as Judge Lean
Christopher Walken
as Percy Schmeiser
Jason Wishnowski
as Investigator #1
Chris Glenat
as Monsanto Lawyer
Jim Kirby
as Farmer
Cindy Myskiw
as Pie Lady
Marjorie Roden
as Percy supporter
Derek James Trapp
as Court Witness (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Percy vs Goliath

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (12)

There is an interesting story, and I'm glad to know about it...but other than that it's absolute TV movie-of-the-week stuff.

October 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Flawed, yet compelling. And if one is willing to ignore Walken's penchant for pronouncing each word as if he'd never heard it before, there's a lot to enjoy here.

October 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Walken keeps you watching thanks to his inherent charisma, still undimmed in his late 70s.

September 20, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Why Johnson or his writers would want to suggest a parallel between their hero and a mafia boss is hard to fathom; perhaps the inspiration came from Walken, betraying a nostalgia for the days when he played more interesting roles.

June 16, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a tried-and-true formula, but it comes up sparkling here because Walken's Percy and Maxwell's Louise are such a decent, salt-of-the-earth couple.

June 11, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An involving and inspirational tale, highlighted by a Christopher Walken performance that is remarkably free of any showy tics or mannerisms and is a reminder Walken is a great actor first...

April 30, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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