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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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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.

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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. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    60
    Ms. Judd commands the screen with consistent authority, and Mr. Freeman brings expansive humor to the role of a self-styled wildcard who's still dangerous in court.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    It's no crime the movie has one or two endings too many, given that many thrillers of the past quarter-century have had the same. But Judd's latest is too harmless to be anything but a misdemeanor.
  5. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    50
    Judd has genuine movie star magnetism -- beauty, intelligence, presence and talent to spare. In the old studio days, she'd be Ingrid Bergman by now.
  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: 3 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 thisWasn'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
  2. JakeM.
    Aug 30, 2002
    2
    What a piece of crap, i hate movies about the law because obviously they don't do their homework. Just find basicly anyone in the What a piece of crap, i hate movies about the law because obviously they don't do their homework. Just find basicly anyone in the military and bring them to watch this movie, and ask them to point out everything that is wrong in the court scenes. The list will go about 1/3 of the movie. Also there ain't no nail bitting involved with this movie, i figured out that ..............about 40 minutes into the movie. There is no real thrill involved with this movie. Expand

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