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: 22% 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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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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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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TV 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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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.

Richard Freedman
Tulsa World

The many cliche elements in Physical Evidence are whipped into some semblance of new life.

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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.

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