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High Crimes

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High Crimes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
115 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/05/02
performer:
Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, James Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott
director:
Carl Franklin
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Cary Bickley, Yuri Zeltser
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

Ashley Judd, the mistress of perky peril, plays a San Francisco attorney who learns that her husband (Jim Caviezel) is not what he seems. The movie shifts into military-courtroom mode when Judd teams up with a rumpled lawyer (Morgan Freeman) in need of redemption, and it then morphs, every 20 minutes or so, into a stranger-in-the-dark-house suspense thriller. High Crimes carries little organic intrigue as a government/Marine/legal mystery, yet the story ”beats” are all in place. It’s what connects them that’s the problem.