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Beyond The Reach Review: Dull Manhunter Movie

Movie Review: Beyond the Reach

Beyond the Reach is an awful movie that no amount of Micheal Douglas’ well-portrayed douchebaggery can save.

It was fun to watch him as a narcissistic corporate asshole with a Mercedes-Benz truck that looked like it came out of West Coast Customs, but the movie becomes increasingly repetitive, dull, and ridiculous because of convenient plot coincidences.

The movie is a protracted game of hide and seek, made possible by a shoehorned plot device to keep the protagonist – Ben – last until the story runs long enough to be considered a film.

The characters are barely one-dimensional. Madec is trying to score a deal that really doesn’t have anything to do with the story except to give him a deadline. Ben has a tacked-on love interest to give him an internal conflict.

The actors are capable, but because the script fails the logic test in spectacular ways and neither has creativity nor spine to liven up its cliched manhunter movie,  they get an unsubstantial paycheck gig.

The only reason you would put up with this film is that you want to see Madec get his comeuppance. When he does, it’s an unsatisfying nod to David and Goliath.

Beyond The Reach is just a self-indulgent project by Micheal Douglas who reincarnates Gordon Gekko as a trophy hunter.

Beyond The Reach

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Beyond The Reach is a dull, contrived, tiresome game of hide and seek with two characters who aren't worth investing in its entire running time.

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