Jesse Stone

Jesse Stone

Benefit of the Doubt

DVD - 2012
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Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meaning as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying mob related double homicide.

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mrkus
Oct 02, 2017

Now that Ive seen two straight blinking bow tied Saul Rubinicks " I'm very fond of you Jesse" films, I think Im done. No more for me

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firefly5
Apr 10, 2017

The Jessie Stone movies are entertaining. I wouldn't call them good movies, the dialogue is strange. Why does he insist everyone say his name numerous times? Sometimes repeat his full name, as in Jessie Stone, over and over again in a conversation. Who does that?

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chriscoleman
Aug 22, 2016

Benefit of the Doubt is the 8th movie in the Jesse Stone series and so far the worst. It starts with Jesse's replacement, the new police chief of Paradise, Mass, getting blown up in a car bomb along with reinstated Deputy D'Angelo. The mayor, who was the new police chief's father-in-law, reinstates Jesse as police chief to investigate the murders. He goes to see Gino Fish and discovers by accident that Gino's "boss" may have something to do with it. All along Jesse has assumed that Gino was at the top of the food chain and suddenly he now realizes he is not. He also finds himself being followed by a contract killer with a scope rifle in his trunk. Eventually Jesse realizes that Hasty Hastings is the big boss, Gino's boss, and responsible for the murders. And there's a showdown between the contract killer and Jesse. Very slow and boring. A few of the Jesse Stone movies are worth watching. This one really isn't, but I do love the music and locations.

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 16, 2016

"Benefit of the doubt" is horrible. Let me explain. Jesse is an aging alcoholic who lives alone if you don't count his dog (his best feature). Does he watch television? Does he read novels? Does secretly cross-dress at home? He does nothing but drink, stare into the distance, play messages from his e-wife. But he has no less than two young women (half his age!) wanting his attentions. The town of Paradise is no paradise. Who writes this crapola? Tom Selleck does not even have a matured voice for a 60 plus man. Did you notice in the credits that Selleck is executive producer?

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kgwoman
Mar 29, 2016

I like Tom Selleck, but he can't salvage this plot or the dull, repetitive dialog. A disappointing waste of time would sum up my opinion.

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rp3276
Sep 14, 2014

The last episode of a great series. One of Tom Sellecks best performances as Jesse Stone.

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wailuabob2
Oct 15, 2013

A great series. Go back and see them all for humor, mature romance and believable (kinda) mystery. Tom Selleck's performance is the definition of "wry". Too bad there is only one of these a year.

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RichardPaul
Apr 17, 2013

Benefit of the Doubt (DVD) ---- By, Robert B. Parker (Jesse stone novel). The Movie was good! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 2-19-13)

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