Reasonable Doubt 2014

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After being involved in a fatal hit and run incident Assistant DA Mitch Brody (Dominic Cooper) must prosecute an innocent man (Samuel L Jackson) for a crime he knows he didn?t commit. Brody manages to throw the case, but quickly realizes that he may have been wrong and the man he thought to be innocent could just be the most dangerous man he has ever met.

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1 hour 31 minutes

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Reasonable Doubt

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Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Peter P Croudins
Studio highfliers
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 May 2014
Format: DVD
High flying District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Cooper) finds his life turned upside down, when he is involved in a hit & run accident, but as he covers up his own involvement, things begin to take a frightening turn when he uncovers an even more gruesome discovery that leaves him in a catch-22 situation of moral ambiguity.

Canadian crime thriller Reasonable Doubt is very predictable, that we figured out the whole plot within the first 20 minutes or so of it's 80 minute run time. And parts of it's story are pretty contrived to say the least, while it misses a beat to add some exciting action towards the end, instead deciding to rely purely on low key suspense & psychological thrills that is palatable enough for the most part, albeit very hard to swallow in places (walking out of police station with a gun in hand ? seriously ?). On the plus side it manages to offer an interesting & enjoyable enough experience in it's execution, thanks to some good cinematography, credible acting performances & that it moves at a good pace that pushes you along to the next part of it's story, so that you don't get too bogged down in the details of how you got there.

The acting is passable enough to maintain immersion. Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) is beliveable as the upstanding successful prosecuting lawyer Mitch Brockden , stuck in a catch-22 situation as he's dragged down into a traumatic state of panic trying to keep his house of cards upright as long as possible & do some detective work to dig himself out of a hole. Samuel L. Jackson (
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Dominic Cooper plays Mitch, a thirty-something prosecution attorney with a formidable success rate. He lives in a dream home with a beautiful wife and baby. He's admired by colleagues, feared by opponents, and loves his work.
Mitch gets drunk with some work colleagues one evening, and makes the fateful decision to drive home whilst inebriated. He becomes involved in a hit-and-run incident, and decides to keep his involvement a secret.
Samuel L. Jackson plays Clint, a man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is charged with the murder of the pedestrian knocked down by Mitch's S.U.V. In a strange quirk of fate, Mitch finds himself as the attorney appointed to prosecute Clint's case...
Dominic Cooper is a likeable actor, but I'm not convinced he's strong enough for a lead role. His character in this movie is a little bland, and he doesn't show any real emotion when stuck in the midst of a terrible moral dilemma with potentially life-changing consequences. I'm a lawyer, and if I was in Mitch's shoes, I'd be in a truly terrible state. Dominic doesn't really get any of this across to the viewer, his performance is too varnished and fails to move.
Samuel L. Jackson is a charismatic actor, who often steals each scene he appears in, but here, he seems to sleepwalk his way through the role. He does nothing manifestly wrong, but there's little or none of his usual tub-thumping bravura. As a man wrongfully charged with a crime carrying a sentence of twenty years to life, I'd expect Clint to be in an even worse state than Mitch, but this never comes across on screen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Apple on 30 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The only things I liked about the film are : that it is nicely shot giving a rich, warm feel to the movie (although it looked more like a tv production) and Samuel L Jackson's performance was suitably menacing but he is in a movie not worthy of his talent.
There was a good concept at the beginning but from the moment Mitch (Dominic Cooper) realized who the killer was, the film became cliched, rather silly, very dull and predictable. It lacked tension and even the action sequences was very boring to watch. The music made it more interesting than it actually was.
What is noticeable is that the director used a pseudonym ; he probably didn't want to be attached to this mess. This is a forgettable film not worth watching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Evans VINE VOICE on 17 July 2014
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I like Samuel L Jackson films but I'm afraid this is not one of the good ones. His performance seemed to be done on autopilot, whilst his co-star Dominic Cooper was not a strong enough actor for a major role.

The film was very predictable, right through to the end - definitely one to rent not buy!
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By Malcolm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Nov 2014
Format: DVD
Was not very impressed with this DVD.
Have not seen it advertised for cinema, so can only assume that it went
straight to DVD.
My main gripe is that it was either shot in the dark, or that my disc
was an iffy copy as both day light scenes and those shot at night were
very dark, so much so, that I could not always tell what was happening.
Neither Samuel L Jackson nor Dominic Cooper had much impact for me, and
they are both excellent actors when the script allows. The film is a
Canadian production, directed by Peter Howitt who directed Johnny English
he uses the nom de plume of Peter P Croudins on this film so perhaps even
he was not too sure about it?

A lack of subtitles did not help.
I could only muster 3 stars for this offering.
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