• Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Release Date: September 11th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 22nd, 2009

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

Production Co: Autonomous Films

Keywords: Gritty, Rivalry, 2000s, Suspenseful, Love interest, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe 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

  • 50
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

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

  • 60
    Ella TaylorNPR

    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 otherwise, there's little in this pointless rehash to distract audiences from the pleasure of watching Tamblyn. show more

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