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A welcomed reunion of Kiss the Girls costars Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman makes High Crimes a worthwhile thriller with vivid, likable characters. Efficiently directed by Carl Franklin, this military mystery doesn't have the unpredictable edginess of Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress, but its twisting plot is sure to hold anyone's attention. Judd plays a successful, happily married lawyer whose husband (Jim Caviezel) is accused of killing innocent citizens during his military service in El Salvador some 13 years earlier. A cover-up implicates a powerful Brigadier General (Bruce Davison), but when Judd hires a maverick attorney (Freeman), Judd is caught in a potentially lethal trap of threats and deception. Attentive viewers will stay ahead of the action, and alleged villains are posed as obvious decoys. Still, Judd and Freeman have an appealing rapport (shared with Amanda Peet, playing Judd's vivacious sister), and Freeman's character flaws add worldly spice to yet another rich performance. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Ashley JuddClaire Kubik
Morgan FreemanCharles W. Grimes
Jim CaviezelTom Kubik/Sgt. Ron Chapman
Adam ScottLt. Terrence Embry
Amanda PeetJackie
Bruce DavisonBrig. Gen. Bill Marks
Tom BowerFBI Agent Mullins
Juan Carlos HernándezMaj. James Hernandez
Michael GastonMaj. Lucas Waldron
Jude CiccolellaCol. Farrell
Emilio RiveraSalvadoran Man
Michael ShannonTroy Abbott

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Carl Franklin
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 115 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 5, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 17, 2004
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