Reversal of Fortune

Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
  • R
  • 1h 52m
  • 1990
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Jeremy Irons stars in an Academy Award-winning role with Glenn Close, Christine Baranski and a high-powered supporting cast as Claus von Bülow, an aristocratic, moral reprobate who's guilty of attempted murder but found legally innocent in a stunning Reversal of Fortune. In this shocking, witty true story that reveals life in a wealthy American upperclass that shamelessly feels no guilt over the consequences of its actions, a story that examines a legal system that sets the guilty free, von Bülow injects his wife, Sunny (Close), with an overdose of insulin. She does not die as he planned but remains in a persistent vegetative state. A jury finds von Bülow guilty, but brilliant attorney Alan Dershowitz and his team of bright young law students manage to cast enough doubt on the trial to overturn the conviction--even as they focus only on the academic legal questions and not on the terrible crime that has been committed.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

It is a finely detailed manners study of the superwealthy, a drama of conflicting principles and v...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

This is a strange, unsatisfactory mixture of satire and docudrama which engages the mind and leave...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 17, 1990
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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