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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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When they find the bug in the room after Troy Abbott's (Michael Shannon) disappearance, Jackie (Amanda Peet) says: 'Is that a b...?!' never saying the word 'bug' out loud. Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon starred later in Bug (2006). 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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Claire Kubik: Lieutenant, I am an attorney. May I please see the charging document?
Lt. Embry: We call it a charge sheet.
Claire Kubik: Fabulous. May I see it?
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Of course. I wouldn't lie about it.
22 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I show absolutely no hesitation in recommending any movie with Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar baby, The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en), and this is no exception. The fact that I am an Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy, Kiss the Girls) fan makes this a double pleasure.

Let's just ignore the fact that this film is a cliché, and sit back and enjoy it. It has enough actors that we love that there is something you will enjoy.

Besides Judd and Freeman, it has Jesus (James Caviezel) as the husband who is hiding his past, Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards) as the slutty sister, and it is directed by Carl Franklin (Out of Time, Devil with the Blue Dress).

Anyone who has watched more than a dozen movies can easily predict what comes next as the film unfolds, maybe even the ending, although that is the most illogical part for me, so it's not going to tax your brain. It's just another good opportunity to see Judd and Freeman. That's enough for me.


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