High Crimes
High Crimes (2002)

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.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 5, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman make this predictable affair watchable.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire.

Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice

Judd ... eyebrow-cocks her way through Carl Franklin's witless High Crimes.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Carl Franklin directs smoothly, but except for Freeman, the theatrics are pretty pro forma.

James Berardinelli

Stale and clichéd to a fault.

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Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

This is the work of a director who seems to have been as bored and uninspired making this movie as I was watching it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very average, leaning towards dull.
Candy Rose
Ashley always plays the victim and does it very well. Great cast. Story about a husband who is accused of murder and his wife defends him in court. It has a… More
Film Crazy
really good interesting and surprising twist
Dean King
A good military, court room drama with a strong cast.
Lady D'arbanville
I like to think that my film ratings are aimed at great performances, storyline etc, rather than how good looking a person is, which is why this film gets a 3.… More
Dean McKenna
An okay legal drama that mates <i>A Few Good Men</i> with <i>Jagged Edge</i>.

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