High Crimes Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 5, 2006
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 | Original Score: C
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
March 5, 2003
High Crimes has its fair share of decent courtroom scenes but the legal tussles are far better than the emotional ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Starts out as a taut and intriguing story but seems to get more preposterous as it goes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Military whodunit isn't great drama, but director Carl Franklin's skill makes for an above-average thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
A pretty fair -- if twist-happy -- thriller.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
[Judd and Freeman] radiate an intelligence that makes so-so movies seem much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
October 8, 2002
This thriller-by-numbers fails to add anything fresh to an already exhausted genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 27, 2002
Sure it's a good movie...if you've never seen one mystery flick in your entire life!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 25, 2002
It's a serviceable courtroom mystery, geared for unadventurous Saturday night crowds who know exactly what they want.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
The twists and red herrings of the plot are so telegraphed to the viewer that they hit the screen with the detached precision of a bus schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2002
The movie doesn't leave a person looking at his watch every few minutes. But the action is too far-fetched and the ending, in particular, is unconvincing.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire.
| Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Another paint-by-numbers, cliché-ridden Hollywood thriller. You asked for it!
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com
June 21, 2002
'High Crimes' is criminal, criminal filmmaking. It's bad, and not in that '80s good way, just not good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 6, 2002
A new type of role here for the great Morgan Freeman, who plays Grimes like a senior Hell's Angel on valium.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 5, 2002
Its surprises are about as surprising as discovering fruit at a fruit stand. As filmmaking, it's rarely more than professional. But it works better than it has any right to thanks to the performances of Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
June 4, 2002
May cause you to bite your tongue to keep from laughing at the ridiculous dialog or the oh-so convenient plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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