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Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman make this predictable affair watchable. Read critic reviews

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A happily married, successful lawyer (Ashley Judd) is shocked to learn that her husband (Jim Caviezel) has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war crime. As she prepares to defend her husband in a top-secret military court, where none of the rules she knows so well apply, she gets help from a wild card (Morgan Freeman) -- a former military attorney who doesn't play by anyone's rules.

Cast & Crew

Ashley Judd
Claire Kubik
Jim Caviezel
Tom Kubik , Sgt. Ron Chapman
Bruce Davison
Brig. General Marks
Juan Carlos Hernández
Maj. James Hernandez
Michael Gaston
Major Waldron
Jude Ciccolella
Colonel Farrell
Emilio Rivera
Salvadoran Man
Lisa Henson
Executive Producer
Kevin Reidy
Executive Producer
Theo van de Sande
Cinematographer
Paul Peters
Production Designer
Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Naomi Despres
Co-Producer
Graeme Revell
Original Music
Kevin Reidy
Unit Production Manager
Roger Joseph Pugliese
Unit Production Manager
Dennis E. Jones
Unit Production Manager
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  • Jul 09, 2011
    Slick but unapologetically manipulative while losing credibility by the minute towards the end. Female lawyers were in high fashion during the <i>Ally McBeal</i> era, and here we get a crafty Ashley Judd sporting a variety of bad Marcia Clark hairdos. Her performance is a good one though, while Amanda Peet seizes the opening provided by Judd's lousy locks as top hottie, and Morgan Freeman steals every scene as a has-been military counsel. I was enjoying myself with a lenient attitude of acceptance, but <i>High Crimes</i> couldn't even behave itself within that loose criteria. Overplayed red herrings, people suddenly appearing to save the day in a different city (and in one case a different country!), and a "surprise" ending that finalizes the exasperation. Too bad because I was ready to give a recommendation at the halfway point, but it lamentably loses a full star from there on.
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  • Jan 16, 2010
    High Crimes follows the struggle of attorney Claire Kubik, played by Ashley Judd, to exonerate her husband, played by James Caviezel, who has been charged with the murder of innocent people that supposedly happened during a covert operation fifteen years earlier. Jim Caviezel was magnificent and shone in his role here.... could weep tenderly on cue and be the affectionate husband to his wife who desperately wants a child, and be the perfect criminal to the extent of even passing a lie detector test when he was presumed guilty. Claire defends her husband in the court case with the help of another lawyer, Charles Grimes (Morgan Freeman).They played off each other perfectly and Amanda Peet was very watchable in her underwritten role. Despite its flaws, I was entertained and engrossed by the intriguing storyline but the final twist unfortunately became all too evident because the entire movie tried to convince us otherwise.
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  • Oct 03, 2009
    (2002 Director: Carl Franklin) Classic "Who can you really trust?" movie. Ashley Judd stars as a lawyer married to a soldier ((James Caviezel) whom she defends for war crimes he allegedly committed while in the armed forces. A bit mediocre.
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  • Jun 20, 2009
    Nothing spectacular. Somewhat predictable, but then again the twists werent totally obvious. I loved Jim Caviezel in this, and I am always a fan of Morgan Freeman, and Ashley Judd was good and the rest of the cast supported the film well. Story was interesting and had several twists in it. Simple ending but still good. And again I have to mention how much I though Caviezel shined in this even though he wasnt in a good portion of the movie. He was convincing for me. Good enough thriller, not the best Ive seen but good enough to watch again.
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