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High Crimes Reviews

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January 29, 2018
If Hollywood ever totally collapses, films like High Crimes will be the reason why.
December 24, 2010
Mediocre thriller of the betrayed-woman genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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
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
October 21, 2002
A pretty fair -- if twist-happy -- thriller.
October 15, 2002
[Judd and Freeman] radiate an intelligence that makes so-so movies seem much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2002
This thriller-by-numbers fails to add anything fresh to an already exhausted genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 25, 2002
It's a serviceable courtroom mystery, geared for unadventurous Saturday night crowds who know exactly what they want.
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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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
August 9, 2002
Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 20, 2002
A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 9, 2002
Another paint-by-numbers, cliché-ridden Hollywood thriller. You asked for it!
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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
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.
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.
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