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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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In early versions of the script, Ashley Judd's character was to be a Harvard law professor. See more »

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When the man from the bar makes Claire get out of the car, the tail-lights are left on. While they are talking a security guard drives up and the man runs to get back into the car, but the tail-lights are off. See more »

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Lisa Stenstrom: You have no idea what it's like to see somebody you love killed right in front of you.
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Formulaic thriller with a bad ending
8 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the new thriller directed by Carl Franklin (who showed promise in "Devil in a Blue Dress"). This film features Ashley Judd as an ambitious female attorney who suddenly finds out that her husband (a zonned out looking Jim Caviezel) has a secret past and is suddenly on trial in military court for murder. She turns to disgraced former JAG lawyer Morgan Freeman for help. While often employing typical court room thriller twists and turns this film keeps you involved and interested until it throws out all reason and common sense for a series of bizare and just plain wrongheaded twists at the end of the film that really ruins all the good will the film had built up until that point. It's a shame too because the talent involved is top flight and deserved a better vehicle. GRADE: C-


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