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  • Summary: A young San Francisco attorney (Judd) gets help from a former military attorney (Freeman) when she defends her husband in a top-secret military court.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Stylish and effective, if slightly overlong, thriller.
  2. Satisfies a hunger for the basics: a decent mystery to chew on, a bit of juicy suspense, maybe a plot twist as garnish. The fare is all on the standard menu, but it goes down well just the same.
  3. Franklin directs smoothly, but except for Freeman, the theatrics are pretty pro forma.
  4. 50
    Undermined by contrived suspense sequences, a pointless subplot involving Claire's flaky, trashy sister, and a formulaic thriller ending.
  5. 50
    Every minute of the film is trash, and director Carl Franklin seems to know it.
  6. 40
    Washes away whatever unique filmmaking personality Franklin has.
  7. All in all, High Crimes isn't worth the crayons it took to write the script.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 13, 2013
    7
    Wasn't the best thriller, and was predictable most of the time. But a movie with Morgan Freeman can't be that bad right? His role in this movie with Ashley Judd's capable performance makes this a decent flick, but don't think too hard. Expand

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