Based on a 1956 Fritz Lang film of the same title, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
tells the thrilling yet hard-to-swallow tale of a reporter who frames himself in order to bring down a powerful, smug, and corrupt district attorney. The original -- a minor noir starring Dana Andrews and Joan Fontaine -- is a strange film to tap for a renovation, even more so to transform into a modern car-chasey thriller. Veteran director Peter Hyams is no stranger to building suspense among preposterous circumstances, but like The Relic
and End of Days
before it, while the ride can sometimes be invigorating and distracting, often it's just numbingly head-scratching, a...