|release date:||April 5, 2002|
Tuesday August 27, 2002 (dvd)
|running time:||115 min.|
|director:||Carl Franklin |
|studio:||20th Century Fox|
|producer(s):||Arnon Milchan, Janet Yang, Jesse B'Franklin |
|screenplay:||Grace Cary Bickley, Susan Shilliday, Yuri Zeltser|
|cast:||Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower, Michael Gaston |
|Current Tribute rating: Rate Movie User Reviews|
High Crimes Movie Synopsis
High-powered attorney Claire Kubik (Judd) has a thriving career, a beautiful house and a wonderful husband. Her perfect world, however, begins to crumble after their house is burglarized. The crime unwittingly triggers a chain of events that has her husband, Tom (Caviezel), arrested under his true identity, Ronald Chapman, and charged with murdering civilians in El Salvador.
To her horror, Tom admits his real name is Ronald Chapman, and that he was part of the clandestine operation that did result in a massacre. But, he assures her that he is innocent and that the real perpetrators made him their fall guy because alone, he can't identify them as the ones who gave and executed the order.
Prepared to stand by her husband, she decides to defend Tom in a secret military court. But the rules of this legal system are unfamiliar to her, so she enlists the help of Charlie Grimes (Freeman), a former military attorney who relishes the opportunity to take on the very hierarchy that disgraced him years earlier.
Based on the novel by Joseph Finder.
I thoiught it was ok, and I only usaully watch stuff like friday the 13th... kind of pordictable and ask your self, wqhen he admits what he did why did she not just say that it`s ok and she still loves him and get away while she gets the chance?! HE WAS IN THE ARMY THINK!
My wife and I both thought "High Crimes" was an excellent movie, keeping us both glued to the screen through-out. Ashley Judd continues to amaze me with her talent(and looks). Momma Judd would be proud. Morgan Freeman is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood and I always thoroughly enjoy anything to date he has done. Amanda Peet, besides being the perfect sexpot, is a very talented actress, who I`m sure we`ll keep seeing more and more of as well. Though her role was minor, she played the part. Personally feel some academy mention here.
Not very good. Predictable and a truly awful performance by Judd. I would recomend that people stay away, or at least wait until it`s out on video. Thumbs down......way down!!!