Reversal of Fortune (1990)

reversal of fortuneBy Scott Goldfine

The events encompassing the infamously bizarre Claus von Bulow murder case are explored in “Reversal of Fortune.” Jeremy Irons stars in the lead role as a puzzling man accused of attempting to murder his wife (Glenn Close), who had fallen into a deep coma.

The cast is uniformly fine and Irons’ dry, deadpan humor spices things up considerably, but the mysterious nature of the material prohibits this film from probing very deeply. Directed by Barbet Schroeder and based on Alan M. Dershowitz‘s book, this feature also stars Ron Silver and Annabella Sciorra. Rated R.

GRADE: B

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