Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent is definitely imperfect. The premise is good; the American-legal-system-based-thriller has been done before several times, and well: A Few Good Men, The Pelican Brief. But Presumed Innocent is great in concept, poor in execution. Harrison Ford is miscast as the star, a lawyer with a silly haircut and a silly name (Rusty Sabich). The film relies heavily on flashbacks, but they don’t fit well, and the whole plot is poorly managed and as ill-fitting as Rusty’s suit. Surprisingly leaden acting and a clumsy script don’t help much either. This film is in that rare category - one that has potential, but would benefit from a remake.