Reasonable Doubt (2014) – Not The Best Thriller But Samuel L. Jackson never Disappoints
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Long Story Short:
A district attorney hits a pedestrian while driving through downtown Chicago, calls 911 and flees the crime scene. The next morning he sees on the news that someone is being convicted for murdering the pedestrian that he left behind the night before. Should he confess, defend the man whose apparently being charged for his crime, or just stay away?
I think Samuel L. Jackson likes acting so much, that every now and then he even settles for movies that people probably won’t pay attention to, like straight-to-DVD-releases. Or do you remember the movies Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Unthinkable (2010)? If you do, you are either a movie buff or a Samuel L. Jackson fan. If you don’t know either of them you might want to give them a shot, because they are not bad.
The atmosphere of the movie is dark and intense and kept me interested even though the biggest twist is revealed after less than half way through the movie. Samuel L. Jackson is playing his part down to a tee, and Dominic cooper as his opponent does a wonderful job as well. Also, Erin Karpluk and Gloria Reuben were convincing despite their little roles. I am pretty sure that the movie couldn’t have survived if it wasn’t for the great cast. The storyline, however, lacks a little in depth and could have been covered in an episode of Criminal Minds in my opinion. But then again, I love Criminal Minds, so I didn’t mind watching something like an unrated or R-rated episode of it.
Reasonable Doubt lacks in story but brings a strong cast to the table, so it might not stick with you for while but you won’t regret watching it either.
P.S.: The trailer gives away the major twist, so stay away from it! You might like it even more then. You’re welcome. 😀