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High Crimes (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  5 April 2002 (USA)
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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a... See full summary »

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High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes; meanwhile, Claire's sister, Jackie, is falling in love with wet-behind-the-ears Lieutenant Embry assigned as the official defense lawyer. And most of the eyewitnesses have rather too conveniently died. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Everything you trust. Everything you know. May be a lie...


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$490,529 (Italy) (9 May 2003)

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$490,529 (Italy) (9 May 2003)
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One element of the novel is inexplicably changed: the characters "Chapman" and "Kubik" have their names exchanged. See more »

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When shooting pool, Tom (Ron) has a shot to make the 13 ball off of the 5 ball in the corner pocket. In the first view, the 15 ball is between the cue ball and the 13 ball. When he shoots, the 15 ball has disappeared. See more »

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Claire Kubik: Doesn't it make more sense that some of those alleged witnesses were ordered to lie on their CID statements?
Major Hernandez: They were NOT ordered to lie.
Claire Kubik: How do you know?
Major Hernandez: I would know if something like that happened to my men.
Claire Kubik: And if something like that happened to your men you would tell us.
Major Hernandez: Of course. I wouldn't lie about it.
Claire Kubik: But major, you were trained and often compelled to lie about your clandestine missions. As I understand it, you're trained to beat a polygraph. Is it true you possess that talent?
Major Hernandez: I'd ...
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Autumn Leaves
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Performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra (as 101 Strings Orchestra)
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Ultimately unfulfilling
12 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Claire Kubrik (Ashley Judd) is an attorney whose relationship with her husband Tom (Jim Caviezel) is turned on its head. Tom is arrested for the murder of innocent civilians during a covert army operation 15 years earlier. Claire has been kept in the dark about her husbands past, but despite her doubts she still believes his innocence and takes it upon herself to act as his defence attorney with the help of a disgraced military lawyer (Morgan Freeman)

The film is both suspenseful and intriguing, with very fine performance from all the cast. Most of the film is quite interesting and even compelling at times, as the mystery builds and then as it begins to unravel. The surprise ending however, lets the movie down; when with more attention to detail it could have been quite impressive and really could have made the movie.

By the end you are left feeling a bit unfulfilled, mainly due to all the smoke and mirrors used to make the ending a shock.

6/10 should have been better, but it's watchable


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