• Released
  • October 17, 1990
  • R
  • Documentary
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Reversal of Fortune Synopsis
Claus von Bulow (Jeremy Irons) is tried for trying to kill his wife (Glenn Close) .
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What makes it such a mesmerizing, wickedly witty entertainment is the revealing portrait it paints of an era in which everyone is presumed...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The comic contrast between the genteel snobbery of von Bulow, a Danish aristocrat, and Dershowitz's dry contempt for his well-tailored...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Barbet Schroeder directed the ingeniously made film, which weaves fact, hypothesis, and conjecture into a harrowing yet continually...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

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Funny and scary, Reversal is a tour de force for Schroeder, who examines the idle rich, the intricacies of the legal system, and the...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a surprisingly entertaining film - funny, wicked, sharp-tongued and devious. It does not solve the case, nor intend to. I am afraid...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Mesmerizing.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Irons' Von Bulow is easily the most attractive and entertaining movie heavy since James Mason's villain in ''North by Northwest,'' a figure...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
If Silver is superb, Irons is transcendent. As some forgotten comic once said of George Sanders: A grapefruit wouldn't dare squirt in his...
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80

TV Guide

Irons's canny performance dominates the film. He plays the role with apparent frankness and dignity rather than melodramatic villainy.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
What's fun about this movie is the sight of Mr. Irons's Claus stalking the mansion like a tall, skinny ghost smiling at the perverseness of...
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