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High Crimes Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 24, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

December 5, 2006
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.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 7, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

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

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

March 5, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

...Starts out as a taut and intriguing story but seems to get more preposterous as it goes...

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

Military whodunit isn't great drama, but director Carl Franklin's skill makes for an above-average thriller.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

A pretty fair -- if twist-happy -- thriller.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

[Judd and Freeman] radiate an intelligence that makes so-so movies seem much better.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2002
Neil Smith
BBC.com

This thriller-by-numbers fails to add anything fresh to an already exhausted genre.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2002
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Sure it's a good movie...if you've never seen one mystery flick in your entire life!

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

It's a serviceable courtroom mystery, geared for unadventurous Saturday night crowds who know exactly what they want.

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August 25, 2002
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

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 Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

August 10, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire.

| Original Score: C-

August 9, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2002
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com

Another paint-by-numbers, cliché-ridden Hollywood thriller. You asked for it!

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July 9, 2002
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com

'High Crimes' is criminal, criminal filmmaking. It's bad, and not in that '80s good way, just not good.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 1/4

June 21, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A new type of role here for the great Morgan Freeman, who plays Grimes like a senior Hell's Angel on valium.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

June 6, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

June 5, 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 Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2002
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