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Gyakuten Saiban (逆転裁判 Turnabout Trial), also known as "Ace Attorney", is a Japanesecourtroom drama film based on Capcom's Ace Attorney series, specifically the first game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The film uses the video game series' signature style and was directed by Takashi Miike.[1] The film stars Hiroshige Narimiya as the defense attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō (Phoenix Wright), Mirei Kiritani as the spirit medium Mayoi Ayasato (Maya Fey), and Takumi Saito as the prosecutor Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth).

The film was given a cinema release in Japan on February 11, 2012.[2], but screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam before that.[3] Miike stated plans for an international release, and the movie premiered in the United States at the 2012 AM² anime convention in June 2012.[4]

The screenplay was written by Takeshi Iida and Sachiko Oguchi, with music by Koji Endo. The Japanese male rock band Porno Graffitti provide the film's main theme song ("2012Spark").


Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō (Phoenix Wright), as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Chihiro Ayasato (Mia Fey), and the accusation of rival prosecutor, Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth). Naruhodō's greatest ally is Chihiro's younger sister Mayoi (Maya Fey), a spirit medium whose body is possessed by Chihiro to communicate with him. As well as the supernatural, sci-fi elements are also used, including attorneys bringing up projected images of evidence during trials as a representation of the in-game court record.


The court system, after being overburdened by the sheer number of crimes being committed, introduced a new trial system: The Bench Trial System. In this new system, both the prosecution and defense face each other in open court and have three days to make their case before the judge renders a verdict.

Rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright defends his friend, Larry Butz, who is accused of murdering Cindy Stone. He was in danger of losing the trial, but his mentor, Mia Fey, presented Stone's passport in order to get an acquittal for Butz. As thanks, Butz gave her a clock shaped like The Thinker. Meanwhile, Miles Edgeworth prosecuted Dee Vasquez for her crimes.

Wright was thrust into the limelight after Fey was murdered via being struck with The Thinker clock. Mia's younger sister, Maya Fey, who came from a family of spirit mediums, stood accused of the crime. Wright faced off against his childhood friend and rival, prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, for the case. The case hinged on the testimony of a witness, Redd White, who claimed to have seen Mia being killed by Maya after the latter went to Mia's office one night. However, White's testimony was put into doubt after Wright pointed out inconsistencies within it, and the defense attorney went on to prove that White was the true murderer via a receipt from a lamp purchase Mia made earlier that day that the witness shouldn't have known about. Maya was subsequently declared Not Guilty.

After getting Maya acquitted, Wright took her in as his assistant. After hearing that Edgeworth was accused of the murder of attorney Robert Hammond at a lake, Wright agreed to take on his case, with the legendary Manfred von Karma acting as the prosecution. Although the available evidence and witness testimony, mostly from a mysterious boat renter, suggested that Edgeworth killed Hammond, the case took an unexpected turn as Wright unravelled a related 15-year-old mystery concerning the DL-6 Incident, which focused on Miles' murdered father, defense attorney Gregory Edgeworth.

Fifteen years prior, Gregory was found murdered in the court's basement evidence locker room. Yanni Yogi, a court bailiff, was initially accused of murdering Gregory after discovering him allegedly tampering with a gun used as evidence in a case, but was coerced by Hammond into pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. The case destroyed Yogi's life; his wife committed suicide, and he became a hermit renting out boats on a lake.

One day, Yogi received a package, prompting him to take revenge on those that destroyed his life: Robert Hammond, and the son of Gregory Edgeworth, Miles. He set up the ruse by luring both Hammond and Miles to the lake, where he murdered Hammond and framed Miles for the crime. After having the truth revealed by Wright, Yogi openly confessed to the plot, but Miles interrupted to confess that he was the one who had actually murdered Gregory, not Yogi. Miles at the time had been a young child, and he claimed that he saw his father tampering with the gun, but blanked out during the confrontation with Yogi and Gregory, leading him to believe that he shot his own father.

This admission by Miles focused new attention on the DL-6 case. Wright managed to prove in court that Miles did not kill his father, and revealed evidence that Manfred von Karma had committed perjury and killed Gregory Edgeworth. However, the murder weapon (the gun that Gregory Edgeworth was thought to have tampered with) was missing; a key piece of evidence. Mia Fey's notes on the DL-6 case and a timely discovery of the bullet that had killed Gregory hidden inside The Thinker clock (which had been used to kill Mia after she hid the bullet inside it) helped to prove von Karma's guilt and solve the cold case.

Wright revealed the truth of the DL-6 Incident: Gregory Edgeworth had been defeated in a case against von Karma due to bullet evidence which had proven a 100% match. However, Gregory had not been satisfied with the result, and so he broke into the evidence room to inspect the gun, which had two remaining bullets. Yogi discovered Gregory holding the gun and, thinking that he was tampering with evidence, confronted the attorney. Miles, following his father, tried to break up the fight by biting Yogi in the arm and throwing the gun to his father, but was knocked unconscious after crashing into some nearby shelving. Von Karma, looking on from the evidence room door, was hit by a stray bullet from the gun that was thrown by Miles, which lodged into his shoulder. Gregory managed to subdue Yogi, but was shot in the back by von Karma.

Wright, using a metal detector, proved that there was a bullet lodged in von Karma's shoulder, and surmised that the bullet used to kill Gregory would match that in von Karma's shoulder, thereby proving the bullet evidence in the original case was faked. Von Karma became incensed at the accusation, and revealed his desire to maintain a perfect conviction record that he would take any measure to preserve. He revealed his set-up of Miles in taking the fall for the death of Hammond, using Yogi and White (the latter being charged with the retrieval of the bullet hidden within The Thinker clock) as pawns in his scheme. He was subsequently arrested for his crimes.

Miles Edgeworth was found not guilty for all charges. Wright vowed to help defend Yanni Yogi, while Maya returned home.

A subplot in the film revolves around the childhood friendship between Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, and Larry Butz. When Wright was accused of stealing classroom money, Edgeworth stepped up to defend him, along with Butz. The event was cited by Wright to Maya as the reason why he became a lawyer. However, the theft itself remained unsolved for many years until timely prodding by Maya near the end of the film revealed that it had been Butz who had stolen the money in order to buy a plastic model.


Differences from the video game[]

General differences[]

  • Spirits summoned via the Kurain Channeling Technique do not seem to be visible to everyone.
  • Someone in a Blue Badger costume follows often police officers around and helps them with various tasks.
  • A giant machine is concealed in the court's ceiling that can display interactive holograms, analyze evidence thrown into the air, and throw confetti after a Not Guilty verdict. Sometimes the court's janitors are instead the ones throwing confetti while cleaning the floor from a previous trial.
  • Every time someone in court says something exasperating (or in a situation where the player would receive a penalty), everyone else in the courtroom falls over in a comedic style which is often used in anime.
  • The film Miles Edgeworth appears to have a preference for the Jammin' Ninja (instead of being a secret fan of the Steel Samurai like he is in the games).
  • Trials in the film are seen as more of a "sport" or "attraction", where anyone can purchase tickets to see the trial. It also appears that to see a whole trial, three separate tickets are required (corresponding to the bench trials in the games having a limit of three days).
  • The presiding judge for the majority of the movie has hair on his head, while in the games he is bald. He is also far more calm and collected than his, at times, rather comical video game counterpart.
  • The only characters who have a similar breakdown to those in the games are Frank Sahwit and Winston Payne.
  • Maya and Gumshoe, while still having comic moments, are more reserved and serious than their game counterparts.
  • In the movie, Manfred von Karma watched both of the shown cases that featured Miles Edgeworth (the film's adaptations of Turnabout Sisters and Turnabout Samurai). In the game, he does not appear until the fourth case, Turnabout Goodbyes.
  • Manfred von Karma acts far calmer and more reasonable in the movie. He even shakes Wright's hand before Edgeworth's trial begins. Because of this, the judge is not intimidated by him. On the other hand, his game counterpart immediately showcases his arrogance and intimidation tactics as soon as he appears, and even controls the court proceedings and overrules objections.

The First Turnabout[]

  • A judge different from the other cases is assigned to the trial.
  • The courtroom used in this trial is different from the other cases.
  • The murder weapon is no longer a clock made in the image of The Thinker.
  • Mia Fey is the one who presents Cindy Stone's passport as evidence to prove Larry Butz's innocence.
  • Instead of only making two copies of The Thinker, one for Cindy Stone and one for himself, in the movie Butz sells copies of The Thinker at his Gourd Lakeshop.

Turnabout Sisters[]

  • April May, the Bellboy, and Marvin Grossberg are never seen or mentioned.
  • Larry Butz appears, despite not being present during the original episode in the game.
  • Detective Gumshoe does not mess up the order of his testimony, and instead mentions the dying message first.
  • Redd White is a completely different character in appearance, personality, and profession. In the game, he is a smug, confident, flamboyant, and powerful businessman who blackmails various important figures. In the film, he has medium-length black hair and sports a black trenchcoat with sunglasses. He also breaks out a megaphone at one point when he loses his temper towards Wright. The film version is eventually revealed to be a former investigator of the DL-6 Incident who had been manipulated by von Karma. While the film character later dies of poisoning while in detention, no mention is made of White, alive or dead, after the resolution of the case in the game.
  • The evidence hidden in The Thinker in the film is a bullet from the DL-6 Incident (rather than evidence of White's blackmailing), which White fails to steal.
  • Following Wright presenting the receipt, White still refuses the accusation, claiming that all Wright has proven is that he was at the scene, not that he killed Mia, as apposed to Edgeworth requesting another day to check Wright's facts, as in game. Furthermore, despite this standing, the judge still considers Maya's innocence to have been proven, as opposed to Maya being found not guilty after White is forced to confess.

Turnabout Samurai[]

  • The case occurs before Mia Fey's murder and doesn't involve Wright or Maya Fey at all. It is instead presented as an introduction to Miles Edgeworth as he finds Dee Vasquez guilty.
  • Dee Vasquez acts far more crazed and flustered than her reserved and calm game counterpart.
  • Cody Hackins, Penny Nichols, Wendy Oldbag, and Will Powers are never mentioned or shown. While Sal Manella is not mentioned by name or shown, there is mention of a "script writer" associated with Vasquez.
  • There is no mention of Global Studios.

Turnabout Goodbyes[]

  • Butz's Steel Samurai balloon is much larger than in the game.
  • Butz is not dressed as Santa Claus like he is in the game.
  • The stolen money that is at the center of the class trial does not belong to Miles Edgeworth, but to another student entirely. Additionally, Edgeworth does not figure out that Butz is the thief until after Manfred von Karma is arrested.
  • While Maya sets off Lotta Hart's camera with a party popper and later a sneezing fit in the game, it is not even triggered by Maya in the movie, who only attempts to shout at it (which she also attempts in game at first, only for the camera to not also not respond).
  • Hart's camera takes three photos instead of two. Because the camera is set up to take a single picture instead of an entire roll, the additional photo is from the second gunshot that occurred during Miles Edgeworth's meeting on the boat.
  • Hart doesn't lie about taking pictures of Gourdy, nor does she make up the excuse that she was taking photographs of a meteor shower.
  • Maya is not detained after her outburst during Hart's testimony.
  • The police still trust Miles Edgeworth in the movie, while in the game, only Detective Gumshoe seemed to trust him.
  • Wright and Maya's first visit to the caretaker's shack never occurs, including Polly's revelation of Yanni Yogi's link with the DL-6 Incident.
  • The caretaker's shack itself is wildly different in appearance, in that it is in extremely poor condition.
  • Yogi does not pretend to constantly doze off during conversations.
  • While in the game Wright and Maya found the gas tank which Butz used to inflate the Steel Samurai Balloon in a bush, in the movie, Butz found the Steel Samurai balloon still attached to it in the lake.
  • The radio DJ that Butz was listening to during the murder was an older man, rather than a woman (with, in Butz's words, a "real sexy voice").
  • The stun gun attack occurs inside the caretaker's shack immediately after the discovery of Manfred von Karma's instructions by Wright and Maya. The circumstances behind the attack allows the attacker to conceal his identity as the mastermind until Wright's accusation.
  • Von Karma is shot in the left shoulder, instead of the right.
  • Polly is a sulphur-crested cockatoo instead of resembling a Scarlet Macaw like in the game.
  • Polly's testimony is extended to include her saying, "I love you, Yanni Yogi", since the prior circumstantial evidence does not convince the judge of a pattern.
  • The letter containing the murder instructions are printed instead of being handwritten, and also include a bottle of acid which Yanni Yogi used to burn his fingerprints off.
  • Yogi sees his wife's ghost after his confession. He is the only one to notice her.
  • Although The Thinker was not seen again after the second episode in the game, it was brought back into the courtroom in the movie, which led to the discovery of the second bullet.
  • During the discovery of what happened to the second bullet, Maya actually channels Mia, rather than struggling and failing to do so as she does throughout the episode in the game.
  • The metal detector is provided by Butz instead of Detective Dick Gumshoe.
  • The DL-6 Incident occurs in the Records Room instead of the courthouse's elevator. Rather then panic due to lack of oxygen, the fight between Yanni Yogi and Gregory Edgeworth occurs after the former walks in on the latter and assumes he is trying to rig the handgun evidence from the trial. This causes Miles Edgeworth to believe that his father was the one forging evidence, instead of von Karma. The truth is only revealed when Wright compares the second bullet from the DL-6 Incident with the forged evidence that triggered it.
    • Miles belief that his father forging evidence also caused him to lose his trust of his father, leading to him choosing to be a prosecutor, rather than the resentment of Yanni Yogi being declared innocent.
  • The case on trial between Gregory Edgeworth and Manfred von Karma which ultimately lead to the DL-6 Incident is explored more. Further, Edgeworth suspects that von Karma forged his evidence during the trial, but was murdered by him before he could expose it, as apposed to being murdered due to von Karma's rage over his successful proving of this.
  • While Polly Jenkins was Yanni Yogi's fiancée in the game, she was his wife in the movie adaptation.
  • The film explores the harassment that Yogi received from the public and his neighbors following his acquittal more then the game. This includes showing how his house was vandalized with abuse and threats by his neighbors.
  • Yogi is straight out shown purposefully burning his fingers with acid erase his prints. In the game, the fact that he did this on purpose to hide his fingerprints was just speculation by Wright and was never actually confirmed.
  • Wright mentions that he plans on defending Yogi in court after von Karma's arrest.
  • At the beginning of the final trial day, Yogi's whereabouts were still considered unknown, which causes an impending guilty verdict. This is interrupted by the Blue Badger, after the timely arrival of Gumshoe with Yogi and Polly in tow.
  • Wright is the one who suggests that von Karma pulled the bullet out of his own shoulder, with Maya telling him that this would be impossible, instead of the other way around.
  • There is no enlarged photo, and no contradiction between said photo and the fingerprints on the pistol.
  • Following Hart's cross-examination, with her testimony disproven, Wright immediately suggests that Hammond shot himself. The suggestion that Hammond's death was a suicide is also never proven false. The trial is instead extended for another day, due to this suggestion being considered a valid possibility.
  • Yogi testifies that Edgeworth said, "I never thought I'd shoot someone" when passing by his window, as apposed to, "I can't believe he's dead".

Rise from the Ashes[]

  • The events of Rise from the Ashes are not mentioned or shown.

Other differences[]

  • The trial between Gregory Edgeworth and Mafred von Karma, which resulted in the DL-6 Incident, was about illegal ownership of a firearm, and the forged evidence was the "matching" ballistic markings of the firearm and a bullet. In Gyakuten Kenji 2, released before the movie, the events surrounding this trial in the game canon were revealed as the IS-7 Incident, and the forged evidence was the victim's autopsy report.

References to other cases[]

  • There are multiple references to Farewell, My Turnabout during the film's credits sequence. Butz's Gourd Lake shop and merchandise are re-branded to that of the Jammin' Ninja. A trial is also seen with Wright as the defense attorney, Edgeworth holding the Jammin' Ninja's signature bright red guitar, and with a witness appearing to be Matt Engarde (albeit with a different outfit). A woman resembling Adrian Andrews can also be seen in defendant seat when said witness first appears.
  • The film's arranged version of Objection! 2001 contains a section that is a slower version of "Apollo Justice ~ A New Chapter of Trials!". The section in question plays during von Karma's arrest in the film.

Cameo appearances[]

  • The film's director, Takashi Miike, appears as a court spectator.
  • Shu Takumi, creator of the Ace Attorney series, can be seen during the fourth case celebrating with Larry Butz.


The film's music was composed by Kōji Endō, known for scoring other films by Takashi Miike. For the soundtrack, Endō chose to utilize various themes by Masakazu Sugimori from the original video game and re-arranged them for a musical ensemble consisting of strings, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, and a choir. Additional background music was also newly composed in this manner. The soundtrack was later released on CD to tie in with the movie.[5] The film's theme song, "2012 Spark", was composed and performed by the Japanese male rock group Porno Graffitti.[6]


Ace Attorney (film)

2012 film

Ace Attorney (Japanese: 逆転裁判, Hepburn: Gyakuten Saiban, lit. "Turnabout Trial") is a 2012 Japanese legalcomedy-drama film, directed by Takashi Miike and based on the Capcomvideo gamePhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.[3] The film stars Hiroki Narimiya, Mirei Kiritani, and Takumi Saitoh. In the film, rookie defense attorneyPhoenix Wright takes on a series of court cases, culminating in one that pits him against Manfred von Karma, a prosecutor who has remained undefeated throughout his forty-year career.

It made its premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on 1 February 2012 and was released in Japanese cinemas on 11 February 2012. The US premiere was made at the Hawaii International Film Festival in April 2012. Miike has stated there are plans for an international release with both dubbing and subtitles available for each specific region.[4]


The court system, overburdened by the massive number of crimes being committed, introduces a radical new method for settling cases more quickly: the bench trial system. Both prosecution and defense face each other in open court and have three days to make their case before the judge renders a verdict.

Phoenix Wright is a rookie defense attorney who has just won his first case: defending his friend Larry Butz from a false charge of murder with assistance from his mentor, veteran attorney Mia Fey. Butz gives Mia a statue of The Thinker as thanks. Wright is then thrust into another major case when Mia is bludgeoned to death in her office with the statue, and her younger sister Maya, a spirit medium, is accused of it based on a dying note from Mia. Facing off against his childhood friend Miles Edgeworth, Wright manages to prove that Mia was murdered by photojournalist Redd White, and Maya is declared not guilty. After the case, Wright reveals to Maya, who gets hired as his assistant, that he decided to become a defense attorney after a childhood incident where he was accused of stealing money and Edgeworth and Butz defended him.

Soon after, Wright learns that Edgeworth has been arrested for the murder of attorney Robert Hammond. Wright gets Edgeworth to accept him as his defense attorney and learns that he will be facing off against Miles' old mentor Manfred von Karma, a vicious prosecutor with a perfect record. Despite von Karma's underhanded tactics, Wright is able to deduce that Hammond was actually murdered by Yanni Yogi. Yogi was involved fifteen years prior in the "DL-6" case, concerning the death of Gregory Edgeworth, Miles's father, who was shot dead in the courtroom's evidence storage. Yogi, then a court bailiff, was accused of the murder after he discovered Gregory allegedly tampering with a gun listed as evidence in a case against von Karma. Hammond coerced him into pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, and he was released. The case destroyed Yogi's life, causing his wife to commit suicide and leaving him a broken old man. He claims to have received a package with a gun urging him to take revenge on Hammond and Miles. After Yogi's confession, Miles claims that he murdered his father, sparking a new investigation into the DL-6 case.

Wright proves that Miles is innocent of his father's murder, and uncovers evidence that von Karma was the one who murdered Gregory Edgeworth after having committed perjury. However, he cannot prove it as the gun Gregory was believed to have tampered with and was killed with has gone missing. While thinking of a plan, Wright accidentally breaks the Thinker statue, finding hidden notes written by Mia on the DL-6 case and a bag with the bullet that killed Gregory, revealed to be the reason why she was killed. These pieces of evidence are used to incriminate von Karma, who suffers a nervous breakdown in court and is arrested for murder and conspiracy, resulting in the judge declaring Miles to be acquitted of all charges.

Wright swears to help clear Yogi's name, and he and Miles reconcile. Butz later reveals that he was the one who stole the money that Wright was accused of stealing when they were children. Maya takes a leave of absence so she can return home for further training as a medium, while Miles and Wright continue their careers as prosecutor and defense attorney, but this time as friendly rivals rather than enemies.


See also: List of Ace Attorney characters


The music for Ace Attorney was composed by Kōji Endō [ja], known for scoring other films by Takashi Miike. For the soundtrack, Endō chose to use various themes by Masakazu Sugimori from the original video game and re-arranged them for an ensemble consisting of a string orchestra, an oboe, a clarinet, two French horns, a trumpet, and a choir. Additional background music was also newly composed. The soundtrack was later released on CD to tie in with the movie.[5] The film's theme song, "2012Spark", was composed and performed by the Japanese male rock group Porno Graffitti.[6]

1."Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Court Begins (Cinema Ver.)"0:44
2."Phoenix Wright ~ Objection! 2001 (Cinema Ver.)"3:34
3."Cross-Examination ~ Allegro 2001 (Cinema Ver.)"3:22
5."Attachment Order"1:08
6."Breaking Into a Residence"1:18
7."Imprisonment with Work"1:11
8."Aggravated Escape"0:55
9."Suspension of Execution of the Sentence"1:19
10."Necessary Measure"1:16
12."Testify Associate Judge"1:27
13."Upper Instance Court"1:10
17."General Period for Payment"1:14
18."Investigation ~ Core 2001 (Cinema Ver.)"1:58
19."Maya Fey ~ Turnabout Sisters' Theme 2001 (Diva Ver.)"1:26
20."Pursuit ~ Cornered (Cinema Ver.)"5:32
22."Article 30"2:14
23."Neighboring Right"2:24
24."Acceptance of Stolen Property"1:39
28."Arson of Inhabited Buildings"1:40
30."Obstruction to Flood Prevention"0:46
31."Unjust Enrichment"1:43
33."BWV 245 (Bach)"2:38
34."The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo (Cinema Ver.)"1:22
35."Maya Fey ~ Turnabout Sisters' Theme 2001 (Choir Ver.)"2:35
Total length:60:55


The film made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on 27 January 2012[7][1] with a release in Japanese cinemas on 11 February 2012.[3][1] The film made its US premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival in April 2012.[8][9] The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 22 August 2012 in Japan,[10] and on 17 April 2013 in Australia.[11] In Germany, the film was released by Koch Media on DVD and Blu-ray on 14 June 2013.[12]


The movie earned over $1,547,000 in its opening weekend at the Japanese box office,[13] where it grossed ¥540 million ($6.77 million) during its theatrical run.[2]

The film received generally favorable reviews from critics.[14] Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku praised the film, calling it "the best video game movie ever",[15] which was also echoed by fellow Kotaku writer Matt Hawkins.[16] Paul Verhoeven of IGN scored it 8 out of 10, calling it a great "pitch-perfect adaptation of the game."[17] Ard Vijn of Screen Anarchy said he "loved it and so did most of the audience" at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.[18] Megan Lehmann of The Hollywood Reporter called it a "cartoonishly fun legal drama".[19] Travis Hopson of AXS described it as "the perfect example of an adaptation done right, capturing the frenetic and confusing storylines while remaining fresh and engaging enough for newcomers" and achieving "a certain level of greatness."[20]Nintendo Life called it "the best video game movie out there."[21] Matthew Razak of Destructoid described it as a good movie "that not only grabs the gamer's side of things but becomes a thing in and of itself, something rarely done by gaming movies."[22] Brandon Harris of Indie Wire called it a stylish, "bizarre, oddly satisfying video game adaptation and otherworldly legal satire."[23]

Jay Weissberg of Variety referred to the film as a "dull production" that was "criminally long and generally lacking in [Miike's] playful visual hyperbole."[24] Wilma Jandoc of the Honolulu Star Advertiser lamented that the film could not easily translate the sillier aspects of the game into the movie, but contended that a viewer not privy to the video game series could be entertained if they focused on the more mystery/crime side of the movie and ignored the sillier parts.[25]


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Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Mia Fey, and the accusation of rival prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth. Phoenix's greatest ally is Mia's younger sister Maya, a spirit medium whose body is posessed by Mia to communicate with him.

Popular reviews

  • James (Schaffrillas)

    While extremely faithful to the original game in terms of its tone, look, and storyline, I feel like the most of the game's character work was lost in translation. The condensed time spent with these characters means the loss of some great character arcs for Phoenix, Maya, Edgeworth, and Gumshoe. I feel like I barely know who these people are, since the plot is always the focal point of the film and there's little time to breathe.

    Coming fresh off the game, I followed the plot well enough but I feel like there are so many details that just aren't explained particularly well, plus a lot of drawn-out sequences. The direction and cinematography were solid but could have veered a little further into the bizarre. Ultimately, it was cool to see the characters in live-action, but I feel like Ace Attorney would be better suited for a miniseries than a regular film. Still, an above-average attempt.

  • iana

    takashi miike does an incredible job at conveying how truly incompetent phoenix wright is at his job

  • Sean Gilman

    The Speed Racer of courtroom dramas. Hard to believe any filmmaker in the world has more fun than Takashi Miike.

  • I.V.

    The singe greatest collection of hairdos in 21st century cinema.

  • CJ Roy

    My vote for the best intro into Miike's filmography (though I haven't seen a lot) as it demonstrates his incredible ability to remain formally precise despite switching tones completely. Ace Attorney is also quite brilliant in how intelligently it incorporates the video games into the film. The court room as dramatic play. The static animations (editing of von Karma at the end). Wright's antics. The stupid questions you can ask and how it pisses everyone off (So that would make it...Christmas?) and how those stupid questions can suddenly become important evidence. The only other adaptation I can think of that rivals it is Mortal Kombat in the way it expands naturally upon the setting, environments and characters. I love Paul…

  • Jay ✊🏾✊🏾

    A better courtroom drama than Trial of the Chicago 7

  • amaya

    watching this movie as someone who has NEVER played ace attorney is 10% a fever dream on steroids 90% wondering why gravity does not seem to affect any of the character's glorious hairdo

  • Jake Cole

    Miike indulges in video-game tics (rushed-close-ups in animated split-screens that cast a courtroom showdown as an old arcade fighting game), but quite often he displays his more toned-down, formal style that has emerged so strongly over the last few years. His elegant, somber tracks and low-angled shots of ludicrously tall judge benches undercut the goofy humor of the exercise, emphasizing the corruption of a system that jazzes up legal proceedings at the expense of fairness, patient review and honesty, inviting all manner of duplicitous, self-serving frauds and crooks to play the game to their advantage. Even so, Miike always finds a way to prevent the film from lapsing into typical courtroom drama, from comic whips to a use of holograms that allow one to throw the e-book at a criminal, as it were. One of the most delightful films of the year, and surprisingly suspenseful and even elegiac at times.

  • Esther Rosenfield

    A lot of great comedies succeed by making the stakes as serious as a heart attack. A moment of absurdity or a bizarre detail is heightened when no one on screen acknowledges it as such. Ace Attorney goes above and beyond, though, because the direction does the same thing. I keep thinking of all those courtroom shots with the audience out of focus in the background, and you can tell that they're wearing ridiculous outfits and hairstyles, but the camera never treats them as out of place or unusual. Within the often absurdist world of Ace Attorney, this is how a filmmaker would tell this story. Sometimes the film even reverses the order of jokes to stay true to its…

  • Alyssa Heflin

    Probably one of the greatest video game adaptations ever, almost certainly the most faithful. It’s the Summer of Ace Attorney, baby.

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  • crimecore

    "Detective Pikachu and Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) ended the videogame movie curse."

    Me: TAKE THAT! *slams a Blu-Ray of Ace Attorney (2012) dir. Takashi Miike onto the table*

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Toma, throwing her head back, screamed long enough, in fact, she almost did not feel the tension of her hair, but she perfectly felt. How sperm poured into her cumming pussy. The first bandit was replaced by the second, he was even rougher and still strove to press Tamara harder to the hood, but she firmly rested with her handles, protecting her belly.

The rapist obviously did not like such resistance of the girl, and he grabbed her from behind by the throat and. Growled: -What did you decide to show off.

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Then she asked her to kiss, and, so to speak, "tasted" her charms, however, an extremely liberated girl. Finally, I asked her to turn around. Yes, booty. So curvy, smooth, like porn. "Why did I spy on them?" without waiting for an answer, she hit me again on buttocks, and then the father entered.

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Suck the big toe. my penis was standing and dripping grease on my stomach, the head had swollen for a long time, sticking out of the foreskin of the penis. Aunt Lena sucked her toes on the second leg, rose higher with her tongue over her legs and swallowed a member, I felt it fall into her throat. Taking my balls into her fists with her tender little hands, she squeezed them, sticking her penis out of her mouth, she took the.

Eggs into her mouth, then licked my anus, introducing an ulcerative snake tongue right into my ass.

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Lily was agitated by her words. She had no idea that Jeannette had any feelings towards her. She was too blind before, did not look for anything, did not think anything. It was as if a veil had fallen from her eyes. She turned Jeannette to face her and wiped her gas, her tear-stained face with the edge of a towel.

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