Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)


“Hear me out. Three years ago, Hunter lost a string of cases. Now that’s not something a district attorney’s supposed to do. And then- bada bing- 17 murder convictions in a row. Now he’s leading the polls for governor. Do you think maybe he’s on a lucky streak? ” – C.J. Nicholas

Number of Times Seen – Twice (13 Dec 2009 and 10 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A reporter, suspicious of the local D.A., decides to frame himself for a murder to prove his theory.

My Take on it – Quite an intriguing idea that works much better than I would have thought

The plot is played out really well and allows for the audience to see that all of the characters are very intelligent in all that they do.

The story is filled with some great twists and turns along the way that make parts of the story even more ambiguous and that helps raise the suspense level throughout.

The cast is superb with Jesse Metcalfe, Michael Douglas and Amber Tamblyn all giving very realistic performances here.

The story is a remake of a film from the 1950’s and they manage to use modern technology really efficiently in helping keep things feeling more up to date with this great premise.

The supporting cast also adds so much to this story especially Joel David Moore who stands out as the lead character’s best friend who helps him document his scheme and be used as an alibi if the need should arise.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Was supposed to get a wide release, but ultimately ended up as limited release in 5 theaters. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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