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High Crimes

1 h 55 min2002X-Ray12
Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) is successful lawyer who leads a comfortable life in San Francisco with her husband Tom (Jim Caviezel). But when a seemingly random burglary attempt takes place at her house, it leads to the revelation that Tom is in fact Ronald Chapman, a soldier accused of killing nine villagers in El Salvador in the late 1980s.
Carl Franklin
James CaviezelAshley JuddMorgan Freeman
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Jim CaviezelAdam ScottAmanda PeetBruce DavisonTom BowerJuan Carlos Hern����NdezMichael GastonJude Ciccolella
Twentieth Century Fox
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4.4 out of 5 stars

370 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 25% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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DanielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Light beats dark, but not as you quite expect
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Cabaziel plays a seemingly content ex-soldier living well off the coattails of his successful defence lawyer wife Judd. But one romantic evening, a SWAT team and a buried past catch up with our lead couple. A slick thriller with solid performances from the lead cast, with Freeman providing solid support both in his acting performance and to Judd in the courtroom. One exposed lie reveals the next, and there’s are some genuinely dramatic and tragic moments that have the audience rooting for light to be shone into the darkness, however deep, and for the truth to surface. The less-expected twists go some way to alleviate the predictable and sometimes well worn suspense devices. Some inexplicable action scenes (attack your adversary with a pick-up truck pumping an oil slick out the back?) actually add some originality. A worthy watch on a winter’s night.
4 people found this helpful
JKMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good, with a twist at then end, that seems too much
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A respectible laywer, Claire it married to an ex-military Tom, He iis accused of committing a with crime in El Savador, but there is a miltary cover-up afoot. Claire sets about his defence aided by Morgan Freeman.
It's a little bit in the mould of the Tom Cruise film "A Few Good Men", but it has an extra twist at the end that is unexpected but perhaps a lille bit too much given the tone of the rest of the film.
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DaveEPReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Tame - one or two unexpected moments, but not a film I would watch twice
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This is a rather tame lacklustre movie and I really wish I hadn't bothered. The characters are all rather bland and while there were a couple of unexpected moments it followed a generally predictable route from A to B. Even the ending was fairly predictable too.
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jenniferReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
An oldie but goldie
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Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman have made several films together, I have watched all of them more than once but never cease to be thrilled at how good they are acting together, each are fab actors in their own right and when either one is in a film you know it will be good :) 5 stars
E. K. GonzalezReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 February 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
A typical action thriller but certainly a good one!
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If this had been from a true story it would have made 5 star for me. The story of the people shot was awful and I know that kind of thing still happens as we speak. The twists and turns were good. I understand why other reviewers have said it would have been good to have more in the court room but as there are stories away from the courtroom it would have gone on forever. It was an amazing story so perhaps this could have been more than it was? I don't know. There was sadness and romance. I think Judd is a good actress, I've always liked her but I was disappointed to see her playing a similar role that she's played before. A bit like watching 'Double Jeopardy' again. Morgan Freeman - I can never find fault in him. He's brilliant. I hated the end part when her husband ties her up. I didn't get the husband really. For goodness sake, the guy was a soldier. Sometime in his life he would have killed someone. So fair enough, him admitting would have been enough. Why did they have to make him turn into a monster? Caviezel is one of my favourite actors. That was the biggest 'downer' for me in this film. Otherwise, worth a watch all who like action thrillers, and Freeman, Judd and Caviezel.
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Red RoseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 November 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
a cracking film
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Hands up, I missed this first time around. However, better late than never !!!!!

Armyman, Tom Kubik (Jim Caviezal), is charged with war crimes and must stand trial for his lfe in a military court. He is defended by his attorney wife Claire (Ashley Judd) and aided by shrewd ex militery lawyer, Morgan Freeman.

So a straight forward did he do it ?? Apparently not !! The defence team soon learn that getting to the truth can cost lives. There are some amazing twists and turns in this film. So much so, there will be a few occasions when you think you have the film worked out, and be wrong. Courtroom drama with plenty of decent action. Humerous, violent (at times), exciting and unpredictable.

Cracking performances from Judd and Freeman.
13 people found this helpful
Devere WolfeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Cracker
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Having previously seen the film and liking the two principal stars I knew exactly what I was getting.

Typically the story line involves the FBI and a seemingly government covert operative having turned rogue. There are sufficient twists and turns in the story line to keep a viewer changing their minds as to what actually transpired many years ago.

I would recommend this film to anyone wishing a good yarn and excellent performances from both Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman.
8 people found this helpful
K. PAULDENReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Whom can be trusted?
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The plot development kept me on my analytical toes. Fairly engaging, I liked Morgan Freeman's acting, and the Mrs Kubik part is also well acted - notice her variety of facial expressions, which can subtly morph to show changing emotions.
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