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  • Summary: Framed for the murder of her husband, Libby Parsons (Judd) survives the long years in prison with two burning desires sustaining her -- finding her son and solving the mystery that destroyed her once-happy life. Standing between her and her quest, however, is her parole officer (Jones). (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30
  1. There's something heartening about a film that aspires to do nothing but entertain -- and does.
  2. Loaded down with credibility problems.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Judd is pretty much on her own - an assignment she mostly can handle with aplomb.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Despite fine casting...familiarity sets in and lack of surprises directly lessen what could have been emotionally gripping.
  5. All promise and no payoff.
  6. So riddled with plot holes and implausible actions, you can't help feeling insulted by it.
  7. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    It has no subtlety, no shadings, and no suspense, and might as well not have a screenplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    The movie is a good and compelling story, with strong acting. It not will change your life but it's a very pleasant entertainment. I guess that the critics are in other planet when they criticize the movie. Many times, in Metacritic, when critics hate a movie and the public likes it, it attracts me.
    The movie title is concerning a real question in USA. You cannot be blamed twice by the same crime.
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    The law of double jeopardy states that once a person is convicted or acquitted of a crime, they may not be tried for the same crime again. So, when Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd), discovers that the husband she's been convicted of killing is actually still alive, she goes on a mission to hunt him down. There is one problem though, her parole officer is determined to stop her. This is one of those films that for some reason you easily forget about. I saw Double Jeopardy when it was in the theaters and totally forgot about it, until it was on TV last week. It's only then that I remembered just how intense it is. Ashley Judd is truly a fantastic actress when she's in the right role, and trust me, a scored, lonely woman is the perfect role for her. Tommy Lee Jones has a somewhat smaller part than we are used too, but he's as amazing as he's always been. The chase for Libby easily brings back memories of Marshall Samuel Gerard. The only knock against this film is that it is unfortunately somewhat predictable, if you're looking for a shocking twist in the story, you won't find it here. The extreme nature of the story and the terrific acting more than make up for the predictability though and the film is perfect for those times where you just want to be entertained without having to think too much. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    As an in-depth, sophisticated thriller, Double Jeopardy fails to meet the terms. As implausible, fun entertainment, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better movie for the time being. Expand
  4. Jan 19, 2013
    Entertaining and good overall. The problem is that it has many errors.

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