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Opened in Theaters: Friday, April 5th, 2002

Directed by Carl Franklin
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 1:55

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High Crimes
A happily married, successful lawyer (Ashley Judd) is shocked to learn that her husband (Jim Caviezel) has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war...  View more >

PG-13
violence, sexual content, and language

Starring Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Amanda Peet...  View more >

Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  1 20 See Now! Percent
Good  1 20 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  3 60 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  0 0 Stay Away! Percent
5 Total Reviews

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[--- See Now! ---]by  Apr 7, 2002
I didn't think it would be so good, but I was wrong! Great movie, Ashley Judd was excellent.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  Apr 27, 2002
The movie was okay for a rainy afternoon. Morgan Freeman's part was very good and he did an admirable job as usual. Ashley Judd was all right, but Jim Caviezel who played her husband was stiff as a board and unbelievably bad.

There were a few twists and turns to the plot but nothing earth shattering. If you have nothing else to do, you MIGHT want to spend the price of a movie ticket to see it, otherwise, save your money and wait to get it as a rental.
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by VIP MemberMay 2, 2002
A silly military courtroom darma, "High Crimes" has reunited Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman from "Kiss the Girls." Sadly this movie is just that, a reunion movie. "High Crimes" is weak with plotlines borrowed from other movies.

Judd plays a lawyer who defends her husband, when he was accused of a massacre in South America. Freeman minics too much from Paul Newman's performance in "The Verdict." Amanda Peet, who plays Judd's sister, added nothing to this film. She's better off in comedies. The courtroom scenes are a bore.

A better military courtroom darma still remains the powerful "A Few Good Men."
[--- Wait for Rental ---]by  May 18, 2002
This movie starts out very slow but it get preety good later. i say its a 2.5 star movie
[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberApr 12, 2006
As military courtroom dramas go, this movie doesn't reach the high-water mark set by the excellent "A Few Good Men." However, the chemistry between Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman takes the movie up a notch or two. You're so interested in watching them, that you don't notice how formulaic the movie is.

The ending is a little contrite, but I'm OK with it nonetheless. Any opportunity to see these two actors on the screen together is worth it.



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