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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

September 11, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Production Budget

$25 millions

Studio

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Peter Hyams

Producer

Ted Hartley, Moshe Diamant, Mark Damon, Peter Hyams, Limor Diamant

Screenwriter

Peter Hyams

Starring

Story


High profile lawyer, Martin 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. Nicholas (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 (Amber Tamblyn) becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened as she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both Nichol's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands.

With intricate plot twists ratcheting the tension throughout the film, this gripping courtroom thriller is written and directed by acclaimed director, Peter Hyams (Running Scared, End of Days) and also stars Orlando Jones and Joel David Moore.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..empty, completely unnecessary remake of Fritz Lang's 1956 thriller..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..boring..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..forgettable..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]