From the director of “Antitrust” and co-writer of “Flightplan“! Excited yet?! Those are the best endorsements the marketing people could muster for “Reasonable Doubt,” a new legal thriller that has managed to get both Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper into the cinematic jury box.
Written by Peter A. Dowling (responsible for those aforementioned movies) and directed by Peter P. Croudins (who has no other IMDb credits), this overcooked drama follows a rising District Attorney who prosecutes a hit-and-run crime that he actually committed, but throws the case to make sure the wrongfully accused man gets off. The twist? That man is a killer and must be stopped before…well, you get it. Seemingly tailor-made for DVD bargain bins and late night cable runs, this one looks pretty tepid overall and something that even Ashley Judd would’ve passed on.
“Reasonable Doubt” hits theaters and VOD on January 17, 2014.