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High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 5 April 2002 (USA)
High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

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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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$14,005,550 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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$41,543,207 (USA) (16 August 2002)
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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 Claire examines Hernandez's classified medical document, the paper says the date is 3-15-88, but when Claire talks to General Marks, she said the medical document is dated 3-14-88. See more »

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Salvadoran Man: Lawyers are a waste of oxygen.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Written by Lina and Jeeve
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High tensions and mystery.
30 March 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, after starring in 1997's Kiss the Girls, reunite in this story about powerful attorney Claire Kubik (Judd), who finds her husband Tom Kubik (Jim Caviezel) arrested for the murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines, with the name of Sgt. Ron Chapman. Claire teams up with Charlie Grimes (Freeman) to navigate through the military justice system in attempts to clear Tom, all while dealing with the deaths of key eyewitnesses.

Like Kiss the Girls, this movie is full of mystery and tension that will captivate an audience and keep the movie's pace going strong despite its simple and predictable plot. Freeman is a calm yet dynamic actor, which is perfect in his role as he teams up once again with Judd, who herself gave an energetic and dramatic performance in her attorney role. Jim Caviezel gave a strong and mysterious performance as the accused Tom, whose unknown background will leave the audience guessing.

With some good suspense and tension, it's a worthy courtroom drama for a popcorn movie night.

Grade B-


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