Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) Synopsis
High profile lawyer, Martin Hunter (Michael Douglas) has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. (Jesse Metcalfe) begins investigating Hunter, the district attorney’s perfect record is up for...
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NPR

By Ella Taylor
Like the decent B-movie director that he is, Hyams tosses in two gripping car chases and blows up a few more vehicles for good measure. But...
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Despite excellent stunt work and a too-brief appearance by Orlando Jones as an unflappable cop, the movie -- unlike Mr. Douglas’s hairdo --...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
He squeezes a bit of suspenseful juice out of the old plot, and Douglas makes smarm a chewy pleasure, but this is a noir in search of a...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lacks tension or mystery. Even the courtroom scenes feel artificial.
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Lang's film, the last he made in the U.S., exposed the immorality of the death penalty; Hyams's retread offers only more plot and longer,...
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40

Time Out New York

By
The scam is so crazy, it just might work…for a throwaway episode of "Law & Order."
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40

Empire

Comes across as more 80s TV movie than 50s period piece.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The lack of charisma exhibited by leads Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn doesn't help matters, and not even the stalwart presence of...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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0

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The would-be noir Beyond a Rea sonable Doubt has an absurd story, but on the plus side you can hardly see what's going on because the...
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Beyond reasonable doubt

By k1ngkev1n1
it was ok.... nothing special......

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Rated PG-13 | For a sex scene, violence and brief strong language