High Crimes (2002)



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

Movie Info

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. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, sexual content and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Susan Shilliday, Yuri Zeltser, Cary Bickley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2002
Box Office: $41.4M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Claire Kubik

as Charlie Grimes

as Tom Kubik

as Lt. Embry

as Maj. Waldron

as Gen. Marks

as FBI Agent Mullins

as Maj. Hernandez

as Col. Farrell

as Salvadoran Man

as Troy Abbott

as Franklin

as La Pierre

as Mrs. Stenstrom

as San Francisco Judge

as San Francisco D.A.

as Bartender

as Female Attorney

as Male Attorney No. 1

as Male Attorney No. 2

as Givens

as Mr. Arguer

as Mrs. Arguer

as Pickup Truck Driver

as F.B.I. Agent

as F.B.I. Swat Guy

as General's Aide

as Guard No. 1

as Guard No. 2

as Guard No. 3

as Bailiff

as Court Stenographer

as Military Guard No. 1

as Military Guard No. 2

as Reporter No. 1

as Reporter No. 2

as Reporter No. 4

as Reporter No. 5

as Student in San Salva...

as Mother Holding Baby
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Critic Reviews for High Crimes

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (37)

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

August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

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.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006

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

Full Review… | January 7, 2004
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

High Crimes has its fair share of decent courtroom scenes but the legal tussles are far better than the emotional ones.

Full Review… | March 5, 2003

Audience Reviews for High Crimes


really good interesting and surprising twist

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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. It was an ok film, with ok performances and an ok storyline.

The reason I say this is because if I had such a thing as a list of good looking actors, then my guess would be, Jim Caviezel would be at the top.

VERDICT: Watchable, but forgetable

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


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 twist though.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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