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: February 5, 2009
DVD 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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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

I've got no problem with movies that stack up twists like crazy straws. Hyam's script, however, depends on us being dumber than every character in the film-you'd have to reach protozoan levels just to resist wanting to strangle everyone in it.

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
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
Sophie Burgess
Brilliant narrative despite the few plot holes. Enjoyable to watch.
jay nixon
Alright acting by the three leads but it's in the service of a rather preposterous script. The ending is especially ridiculous.
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
Leigh Ryan
I love Amber Tamblyn so the film was the supreme all just because of her. It was good, but could have been better. I loved the surprise twist, it pretty much… More