Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

High profile lawyer, Mark Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hackneyed and over dramatic, this undercooked courtroom drama suffers from bad dialogue and a twist ending you'll see from a distance.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A good rule to follow for wannabe gritty thrillers: Lead actors shouldn't remind you of late-night informercial pitchmen.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The leads can't lend either spunk or gravitas to what was already a preposterous yarn 50 years ago.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews entertainingly absurd thriller that boasts several genuinely exciting interludes and an expectedly riveting performance from Michael Douglas.

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Ella Taylor

There's little in this pointless rehash to distract audiences from the pleasure of watching Tamblyn, a fine young actress whose direct, grownup stare belies her baby features.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

There are plenty of reasonable doubts about his mediocre legal thriller remake.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hyams takes a perfectly good story and kills it with logic loopholes, inconsistent character behavior, horrendous, headache-inducing cutting, and a number of brainless chase scenes.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

What you won't be able to figure out is why this laughable yarn didn't go straight to DVD.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Despite excellent stunt work and a too-brief appearance by Orlando Jones as an unflappable cop, the movie -- unlike Mr. Douglas's hairdo -- never rises above mediocrity.

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Jason McKiernan

grows more preposterous as it unfolds

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This modern remake of Fritz Lang's last American thriller is undeniably flawed - especially when you stop to think how preposterous it all really is -, but… More
Jose Zamudio
Remake of the 1956 film in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn. The movie is a good thriller with very… More
Sophie Burgess
Brilliant narrative despite the few plot holes. Enjoyable to watch.
Manu Gino
Took a shot and what can I say it was allright, not bad. Wicked ending and a smart plot made a decent good movie. Wow that Amber Tamblyn is so cute too, I think… More
Lanning : )
Not as bad as I heard it would be. And nobody plays a villain better than Michael Douglas. Gaps? Yes. A little far fetched? Yes. If for nothing else, see… More
jay nixon
Alright acting by the three leads but it's in the service of a rather preposterous script. The ending is especially ridiculous.