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After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rising rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself. Written by
Shadow of Doubt is a courtroom thriller. The best way to describe it is to say that its like Primal Fear without any of the things that made the Richard Gere movie a success.
Some rich girl is butchered. The police arrest a rapper who had sex with her earlier that night. His record company offers Melanie Griffith 300.000 dollars to defend him because she's the best around. With such an offer she agrees. The problem is the prosecuter is her ex-husband played by Tom Berenger. It doesnt take long for her to discover that the girl had a relationship with a soon to be presidential candidate. She starts being pressured to drop the case and not to reveal such damaging information but she won't give up until the truth comes out.
Melanie Griffith is completely awful. She never had any talent when it came to acting. Her only talent was her body but age doesn't forgive even with all the plastics in the world. The director doesn't take any advantage of the last signs of her fading beauty anyway so all that is left is her painfull and ridiculous deliver of dialogs that seem to get worse after each line.
Tom Berenger only has about three or four scenes and is obviously ashamed. I hope the paycheck was big because the guy really looked bad for most of the movie given the material he had. Where does fame go? Is this really Sgt. Barnes? Poor guy.
The story is full of holes and stupid situations. The ending is a joke. The investigation leads nowhere. The key to the whole plot is right in front of everybody but only in the last minute does this she make the connection. The dead body was found on a poll with a broken chain on her hand. Of course the police would check if the rest of the gold chain was at the bottom of the pool right? No such luck. How dumb can a script get?
If you take the topless shot of about five seconds that opens the movie you have nothing at all to enjoy here. If you want to admire Melanie's talents try `Something Wild' and if you want something mysterious there are multiple movies to see most of which this steals from.
A mess with nothing at all to enjoy.
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