Physical Evidence
Physical Evidence (1989)

In this police drama, a cop gets suspended after using excessive force. When a murder occurs, he finds himself the prime suspect. He is defended by a court-appointed lawyer who helps him prove his innocence.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 1989
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

So choppily assembled none of the various clues and innumerable suspects ever seem to lead anywhere.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The problem is that there is no chemistry at all between Reynolds and Russell; they stand near each other and speak words of emotion, but there's not much light in their eyes and they don't budge the needle on the romantic voltmeter.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Reynolds' work is top-flight, making it all the more a shame that this vastly underrated film was a flop as a theatrical release.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

The case is crazy with clues, fights, new characters who fail to detain the attention, and all-important tapes containing something or other. The resolution is rubbish.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A showcase for Russell's amateurism, the director's ineptitude and the screenwriter's clogged pen.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Reynolds' performance as a tough former cop accused of murder is the best thing about this mediocre Jagged Edge wannabe.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Reynolds has appeared in a long string of stinkers in recent years, but this time, the trouble isn't his fault.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An ill-served courtroom drama under the uneven direction of author-turned-director Michael Crichton.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

I'm optimistic when it comes to spending a rainy Sunday with one of Michael Crichton's books, but I'd be far less excited to see another of his films.

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jay nixon
Terribly written, terribly acted, terribly directed. Terrible!!!