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El Biffo's rating of the film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

But I am biased against courtroom dramas, even if they are Noir-ish. I haven't read Rivette's essay, but agree with Francisco's hot take: "lifeless and artificial." I will add that the premise is ridiculous and the plot contrived and predictable, with the final plot twist coming off in the clumsiest way.