Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)Closed Captioning
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High profile lawyer, Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) 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. (Jesse Metcalfe) begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney’s perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal (Amber Tamblyn) becomes caught between her boss’s political ambitions and C.J.’s dangerous exposé. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella’s own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J.’s innocence and Hunter’s reputation in her hands.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 3.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: Douglas makes smarm a chewy pleasure, but this is a noir in search of a hero we can root for because we actually buy what he's doing.
Rotten: What I can't figure out is how director Peter Hyams can remake a 1956 movie from the great Fritz Lang and not learn anything about suspense, pacing and storytelling in the process.
Rotten: Like its title, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a generic, forgettable courtroom thriller.
Poor - Beyond a reasonable doubt!
Poor plot, poor acting and predictable! Waste of money and time!
This could easily be the worst movie I have seen since 1975. For God's sake DON"T pay to own it!!
This is a great movie. very unpredictable. The acting is very Good and you cant see the twists and turns coming! I would not buy because since its a thriller the repeatability factor is not good but definitely rent!