High Crimes Poster

Release Date: April 5th, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
A happily married, successful lawyer (Ashley Judd) is shocked to learn that her husband (Jim Caviezel) has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war crime. As she prepares to defend her husband in a top-secret military court, where none of the rules she knows so well apply, she gets help from a wild card (Morgan Freeman) -- a former military attorney who doesn't play by anyone's rules.

Cast: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Tom Bower, Adam Scott, Bruce Davison, Juan Carlos Hernández

Director: Carl Franklin

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: New Regency Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Intense, 2000s, Engaging, Suspenseful, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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