High Crimes
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Defense attorney Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) seems to have the perfect life. She has a high profile job at a big firm, a beautiful home outside San Francisco, and a husband, Tom (James Caviezel of The Thin Red Line), who loves her. Claire's biggest problem appears to be that she wants to have a baby, and she's having trouble getting pregnant. But when the police investigate a routine break-in at her home, they uncover the truth about her husband's identity, and her life is thrown into turmoil. Claire finds out that her husband's name is actually Ron Chapman, and that he's an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Judd ... eyebrow-cocks her way through Carl Franklin's witless High Crimes."
‑ Nick Rutigliano, Village Voice
"Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"High Crimes has its fair share of decent courtroom scenes but the legal tussles are far better than the emotional ones."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"A pretty fair -- if twist-happy -- thriller."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"In a movie like this, if you're not surprised, if you know what's going to happen and you can figure out everything then it ultimately falls flat and that's why it doesn't work for me."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Hampered by a bad script, this is a middling political thriler that's not supsenseful or dramatic enough to generate any interest in the proceedings; the good Morgan Freeman is totally wasted."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...Starts out as a taut and intriguing story but seems to get more preposterous as it goes..."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"[Judd and Freeman] radiate an intelligence that makes so-so movies seem much better."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Carl Franklin directs smoothly, but except for Freeman, the theatrics are pretty pro forma."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Stale and clichéd to a fault."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This is the work of a director who seems to have been as bored and uninspired making this movie as I was watching it."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Military whodunit isn't great drama, but director Carl Franklin's skill makes for an above-average thriller."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"This thriller-by-numbers fails to add anything fresh to an already exhausted genre."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
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