Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 18, 2011
...an entertainingly absurd thriller that boasts several genuinely exciting interludes and an expectedly riveting performance from Michael Douglas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
December 20, 2009
Conscientiously creepy, but with a finale just too rushed to correlate with what preceded before. Though Metcalfe isn't bad, in commanding viewer attention as well as he does his tool in Desperate's random bulked for booty, housewife gardens.
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
July 2, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 7, 2010
Hyams takes a perfectly good story and kills it with logic loopholes, inconsistent character behavior, horrendous, headache-inducing cutting, and a number of brainless chase scenes.
Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
December 23, 2009
grows more preposterous as it unfolds
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
December 14, 2009
While the original is perhaps not a faultless classic, it certainly offers more excitement and competence than the star of John Tucker Must Die and the director of A Sound of Thunder can offer.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Andy Klein
Brand X
October 8, 2009
The result is at times genuinely suspenseful ... and if the final twist doesn't drive you crazy, the cleverness may win you over.

Empire Magazine
October 2, 2009
Comes across as more 1980s TV movie than 1950s period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 14, 2009
A good rule to follow for wannabe gritty thrillers: Lead actors shouldn't remind you of late-night informercial pitchmen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
September 14, 2009
There's little in this pointless rehash to distract audiences from the pleasure of watching Tamblyn, a fine young actress whose direct, grownup stare belies her baby features.
Jason Thurston
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 14, 2009
There's fun to be had in a rickety Coney Island rollercoaster manner, and it's not terrible late at night on the couch with a bag of warm popcorn, though it is just too silly and slight for all its bluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
September 12, 2009
Preposterous, asinine, poorly edited and downright silly with more unintentional humor than your average courtroom thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 11, 2009
What you won't be able to figure out is why this laughable yarn didn't go straight to DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 11, 2009
The leads can't lend either spunk or gravitas to what was already a preposterous yarn 50 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 11, 2009
There are plenty of reasonable doubts about his mediocre legal thriller remake.
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 11, 2009
I've got no problem with movies that stack up twists like crazy straws. Hyam's script, however, depends on us being dumber than every character in the film-you'd have to reach protozoan levels just to resist wanting to strangle everyone in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 11, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2009
An undercooked crime flick whose real mystery is why it was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 11, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 10, 2009
Like its title, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a generic, forgettable courtroom thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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