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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
Let me say that I a poor judge of acting, but...

I really, really didn't see an academy award performance in the work of the John Adams character.

What did I miss?

The final scene when John Adams addresses the Supreme Court.

Specifically, I think he nailed the mannerisms and accent of the times. Then there is the commanding presence that is typical of Anthony Hopkins. Although he acknowleged in an earlier scene that they had little hope of winning, he showed no sign of doubt. Of course, he didn't write the dialogue, but he delivered it masterfully. Playing on the justices own still very fresh desire for freedom. Freedom from the influence of Europe as well as that of the President. He gave me the impression that he was toying with the Supreme Court. It made me smile... bsm
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