High Crimes Reviews

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July 9, 2002
Another paint-by-numbers, clich-ridden Hollywood thriller. You asked for it!
June 23, 2002
June 21, 2002
'High Crimes' is criminal, criminal filmmaking. It's bad, and not in that '80s good way, just not good.
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.
June 4, 2002
May cause you to bite your tongue to keep from laughing at the ridiculous dialog or the oh-so convenient plot twists.
May 31, 2002
High Crimes is a petty theft of anyone who lays out dollar one to see it on a big screen.
May 30, 2002
O roteiro no insulta nossa inteligncia, o que j uma vitria, nos dias de hoje; mas tambm no nos obriga a us-la, o que uma pena.
May 9, 2002
High Crimes goes out on a note as bland as its title.
April 29, 2002
Conforms itself with creating a game of 'who's who' ... where the characters' moves are often more predictable than their consequences.
April 24, 2002
Presents nothing special and, until the final act, nothing overtly disagreeable.
April 22, 2002
April 16, 2002
Watching the chemistry between Freeman and Judd, however, almost makes this movie worth seeing. Almost.
April 16, 2002
Franklin only takes the worst from Hitchcock (surprise over suspense and a 'lying' flashback red herring), without adding any style of his own.
April 14, 2002
Carl Franklin directs smoothly, but except for Freeman, the theatrics are pretty pro forma.
April 14, 2002
A definite misdemeanor bordering on a felony.
April 14, 2002
It becomes evident that the plot is just a machine to jerk the audience around, and a poorly oiled machine at that -- it clanks when it should click.
April 14, 2002
This script has more holes than a golf course.
April 9, 2002
Not only does the thoroughly formulaic film represent totally exemplify middle-of-the-road mainstream, it also represents glossy Hollywood at its laziest.
April 9, 2002
Undermined by too many problems -- contrivances, recycled suspense/thriller elements, some bad/rough editing, etc.
April 9, 2002
Judd ... eyebrow-cocks her way through Carl Franklin's witless High Crimes.
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