High Crimes Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 7, 2002
Stale and clichéd to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 9, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
April 16, 2002
Watching the chemistry between Freeman and Judd, however, almost makes this movie worth seeing. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 14, 2002
This script has more holes than a golf course.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 5, 2002
High Crimes is a cinematic misdemeanor, a routine crime thriller remarkable only for its lack of logic and misuse of two fine actors, Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 8, 2002
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 4, 2002
The talented Carl Franklin is a realist, with a great feel for character details and plot nuances, but High Crimes needs realism like it needs a hole in Judd's perfectly coiffed head.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 5, 2002
This is a lazy, perfunctory movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 5, 2002
Isn't worth the crayons it took to write the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 5, 2002
There ought to be a law against what they do to Morgan Freeman in High Crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 7, 2002
High Crimes has its moments of chicanery that works intermittingly throughout the plot, but for the most part it's a mere misdemeanor of a military courtroom drama that never really challenges the audience's imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
April 2, 2002
There are few things more frustrating to a film buff than seeing an otherwise good movie marred beyond redemption by a disastrous ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
April 4, 2002
If A Few Good Men told us that we "can't handle the truth" than High Crimes poetically states at one point in this movie that we "don't care about the truth."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 8, 2002
Ashley: You are falsely accused, aren't you? Please don't tell me I'm ruining my expensive makeup for nothing.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
O roteiro não insulta nossa inteligência, o que já é uma vitória, nos dias de hoje; mas também não nos obriga a usá-la, o que é uma pena.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 17, 2002
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Robert Koehler
Variety
December 1, 2008
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Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 6, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 5, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 6, 2002

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October 26, 2002

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October 29, 2002

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November 19, 2002
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