Physical Evidence
Physical Evidence (1989)

Though this police and courtroom drama did not do well at the box-office, some reviewers thought that the lead performances by Burt Reynolds and Theresa Russell were first-rate. Joe Paris (Reynolds) is a policeman suspended from active… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 13% 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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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.

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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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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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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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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...what on earth was [Michael Crichton] thinking when he agreed to helm this mess?

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Flixster Audience Score: 12% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Terribly written, terribly acted, terribly directed. Terrible!!!