Ghosts Of Mississippi is particularly poor example of the crusader for justice trial movie, that seemed to be particularly popular in the 90's. The film's actually proceedings are extremely by the book and downright unremarkable as a lawyer goes about trying to finally convict a murderer after skirting justice for so long. The one notable element in there is James Woods who at least beats a bit of life in to the proceedings as the murderer. Unfortunately the rest of the film is apparently too stuck in being notable to be at least interesting. None of the details are made engaging and the personal story behind it all feels especially muted. It was probably a story worth telling but this film did not do it justice.