Directed by: Peter Howitt
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Erin Karpluk
I have a Reasonable Doubt about the quality of this movie!!! AAAA HAHAHAHAA!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shoot me, put me out of my misery.
A lawyer hits a guy with his car one night while drunk, and decides not to stop and help the guy. Lawyers, amiright?! The next day he goes into the office to find that he has to prosecute against a guy convicted of killing the very guy he hit with his car! What are the odds? To make a long, predictable story short, it turns out that Sam Jackson actually DID kill the guy, and also he’s a serial killer whom nobody but our morally ambiguous lawyer fellow suspects because he himself failed to convict him.
It’s a pretty tedious thriller, but I liked Sam Jackson’s character. He’s a guy who was tortured and watched while his family was killed in front of him, so now he goes around killing random criminals released from prison as some sort of revenge. However, at the end, he’s got the lawyer’s family in the same situation he was in, and he completely fails to make the connection somehow. It’s like they spent the whole movie slowly nudging this character to this perfect place, and instead of completing the obvious character growth, they just shoot him and the movie’s over. Of all the places in the movie, why would THAT be the one place they don’t do the most obvious thing? THE ONE THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE GOOD. Bah, humbug.