High Crimes Reviews

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October 8, 2002
This thriller-by-numbers fails to add anything fresh to an already exhausted genre.
August 9, 2002
Comes off more like a misdemeanor, a flat, unconvincing drama that never catches fire.
July 20, 2002
A well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through.
April 14, 2002
Carl Franklin directs smoothly, but except for Freeman, the theatrics are pretty pro forma.
April 9, 2002
Judd ... eyebrow-cocks her way through Carl Franklin's witless High Crimes.
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.
April 7, 2002
Stale and clichd to a fault.
April 5, 2002
The fare is all on the standard menu, but it goes down well just the same.
April 5, 2002
Isn't worth the crayons it took to write the script.
April 5, 2002
There ought to be a law against what they do to Morgan Freeman in High Crimes.
April 5, 2002
High Crimes is hardly high art, but thanks to Freeman, it'll do until something better comes along.
April 5, 2002
High Crimes has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish.
April 5, 2002
Claire is a terrific role for someone like Judd, who really ought to be playing villains.
April 5, 2002
Ludicrous, but director Carl Franklin adds enough flourishes and freak-outs to make it entertaining.
April 5, 2002
High Crimes steals so freely from other movies and combines enough disparate types of films that it can't help but engage an audience.
April 5, 2002
For all its surface frenzy, High Crimes should be charged with loitering -- so much on view, so little to offer.
April 5, 2002
Complex, lucid and exciting, High Crimes strikes a near-perfect balance between plot and character.
April 5, 2002
High Crimes badly misses the demeanor of what it pretends to be -- a tense courtroom drama about military corruption, a la A Few Good Men.
April 5, 2002
High Crimes, an often pedestrian courtroom drama reteaming Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, is like a symphony played on cell phones.
April 5, 2002
Ludicrous, but director Carl Franklin adds enough flourishes and freak-outs to make it entertaining.
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