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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) has an impressive record in securing convictions and is contemplating a run for governor. Local reporter C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe) is suspicious, however, and starts investigating Hunter's caseload with the help of Assistant D.A. Ella Crystal (Amber Tamblyn). Nicholas decides to frame himself for an unsolved murder to expose Hunter's unscrupulous tactics. But things spin out of his control, and he ends up facing the death penalty.

Cast: Jesse Metcalfe , Amber Tamblyn , Michael Douglas , Joel David Moore , Orlando Jones , Lawrence Beron , Sewell Whitney , David Jensen

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Distributor: Anchor Bay

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

Release Date: September 11th, 2009|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. This movie is beyond boring. You could stay warm for two hours by striking a match to the wooden acting. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Lacks tension or mystery. Even the courtroom scenes feel artificial. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The lack of charisma exhibited by leads Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn doesn't help matters, and not even the stalwart presence of Michael Douglas fails to provide the proceedings with sufficient gravitas. show more

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