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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's no crime the movie has one or two endings too many, given that many thrillers of the past quarter-century have had the same. But Judd's latest is too harmless to be anything but a misdemeanor. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Judd commands the screen with consistent authority, and Mr. Freeman brings expansive humor to the role of a self-styled wildcard who's still dangerous in court. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Comes across as gratifying, not grating: the same way the familiarity of a well-crafted whodunit is part of the book's pleasures. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Judd has genuine movie star magnetism -- beauty, intelligence, presence and talent to spare. In the old studio days, she'd be Ingrid Bergman by now. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the second movie Judd and Freeman have made together (after "Kiss the Girls" in 1997). They're both good at projecting a kind of Southern intelligence that knows its way around the frailties of human nature. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's still a disappointment: a well-mounted and well-acted suspense movie that, thanks to its illogical script, falls off a cliff midway through. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story has possibilities, but you'll spot the big plot twists long before they happen, and the acting by Judd and Cavaziel is strictly by the numbers. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The biggest offense in the somewhat unimaginative but serviceable legal thriller High Crimes is that the venerable Morgan Freeman simply does not get enough screen time, and when he's up there, he doesn't have enough to do. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's terribly predictable and often risible stuff. show more

  • December 14, 2011 caseyruns17
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    Good movie! I don\'t know what the beef is with those critics. Intense movie, good stuff.

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