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High Crimes Reviews

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January 8, 2017
actually not bad. Morgan Freeman is always awesome. A lot of predictable twists and turns.
½ December 20, 2016
Solid thriller leads the viewers down a moderately twisted path towards the finale. The cast is more than capable. However, if one pays attention closely the ending is predictable. It would be nice to see Freeman and Judd team up for another thriller these days; Kiss The Girls (1997), Along Came A Spider (2001) & High Crimes (2002) being the three they made together before going family friendly with Dolphin Tale (2011) & Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). The latter two films are still worth seeing though. On Blu-Ray.
½ October 9, 2016
Nice twists to an otherwise mundane crime mystery courtroom drama. Always pleasant to see Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Rating: 7 / 10
½ April 16, 2016
Nicely packaged thriller that has some ring of truth. See In the valley of Elijah or Elah for one based on true story. The military do crimes all the time but sometimes the soldiers do more than asked, psychopaths as they are, and that makes them at odds with higher placed murderers. And also open for retaliation by victims. Well done film a bit standardly made with some flaws. Ashley is great as the naive/not naive lawyer and wife doing everything she can. I loved the other characters, making the film rich in possibilities. Based on a book, and the author participated and liked the film.
February 28, 2016
Really enjoyed this film... Judd & Freeman were wonderful... but Caviezel... yeah, he took it up a notch... he plays those "special" characters with a real zeal... the man can really "get inside your mind".
½ July 5, 2015
Love strong women characters in movies . Ashley Judd does not disappoint , courtroom dramas I can give or take . this one is pedestrian at its best until the twist end . Morgan Freeman takes a back seat , but holds it all together . . Jim Caviezel , I believe should have at least been nominated for a Oscar . great performance . A movie to stay in on a cold night to watch .
½ June 15, 2015
Judd just keeps making these generic thrillers and they keep getting worse every time.
April 21, 2015
For a time Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman seemed to be contractually obligated to star together. This time we get a slow and dull military courtroom drama with a twist that feels both signposted from the start and tacked on at the same time.
April 17, 2015
An interesting story with fair performances and direction. But overall it's just a average movie not standing out too much.
½ April 7, 2015
A solid court drama with believable characters. While it's fairly predictable I think that the sum is better than its parts here. But it never goes full blown thriller, came close a couple times. Worth a watch for the well written characters.
June 28, 2014
i'd give this film at least double the 31%it has here.
May 4, 2014
Better than 31% on the tomato meter
½ March 7, 2014
Wasn't the best thriller, and was predictable most of the time. But a movie with Morgan Freeman can't be that bad right? His role in this movie with Ashley Judd's capable performance makes this a decent flick, but don't think too hard.
January 7, 2014
Sorry Freeman, this movie kinda sucked but you didn't...
½ May 20, 2013
A good hard hitting drama with twist and a strong cast
April 12, 2013
Unconvincing as an attorney: meet Ashley Judd. Meh.
April 1, 2013
The wife of a marine who is arrested for slaughtering innocent civiliansin El Salvador accepts her husband's plea of innocence and sets out to clear his name once and for all. Predictable and poorly directed, though Judd and Freeman make this film watchable.
February 24, 2013
Judd's character totally unbelievable. Bad casting. Morgan Freeman made this watchable through.
½ February 23, 2013
A script with holes but watchable!
February 4, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013

(2002) High Crimes

Based on the Joseph Finder novel centering on wife Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) a lawyer inadmittingly comes to the situation of defending her husband who she thought his name is Tom but is really Sgt Ron Chapman( Jim Caviezel) accused of murdering innocent civilians on some impoverished country. Because she has no military court experience, she seeks the aid of a lawyer who has a successful record in beating the military court and his name is Charles Grimes played by Morgon Freeman.

Ashley Judd's third pairing with Morgon Freeman and while I appreciate the way military court preceedings work, the film deves into stupidity toward the end.

2 out of 4
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