Wednesday, April 28, 2010

High Crimes -- 2002

High Crimes

Rated PG-13for violence, sexual content and language
My Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Judd
Morgan Freeman
Jim Caviezel
Amanda Peet
Tom Bower

Claire Kubik is a smart, happily married, wealthy attorney with a perfect life. But her life comes crashing down around her when her husband Tom is arrested for military crimes. He had another name and another life she didn't have a clue about. But, regardless of that, she decides to believe him when he declares that he is innocent.

As she gathers her defense to save her husband's life, Claire unknowingly begins digging a little deeper than certain people want and her life is threatened. She is attacked, watched, stalked... she doesn't know who she can believe, except her husband.

But she always has her lawyer by her side. Charlie Grimes (Morgan Freeman), is an ex-military lawyer as shrewd as they come. At first he goes for the case because he thinks it will be interesting. But as he delves deeper, he finds he is in it for Claire, whom he has come to think of as a friend.

What I Liked:
1: The friendship of Claire and Charlie Grimes. It's so nice to watch two people from completely different backgrounds become good friends. I found it very heartening and refreshing.
2: How strong Claire is. She is willing to fight to the end for what she thinks is right. Even if it means hurting those she loves.
3: The story was great. It was a mystery that kept me guessing until the end.
4: I felt all of Claire's emotions. Ashley Judd did a wonderful job on this film.
5: How this film was based on a book.
6: The humor. My favorite line was, “Embry-o.” Totally cracked me up.
7: I have watched several films featuring Morgan Freeman and he is one of my favorite actors. There is a distinct quality to him.
8: Actually, all the actors on this movie were great. :-)

What I Didn't Like:
1: Language.
2: The almost sex scenes. Didn't seem out of place with the Kubiks but it would have been better if they had stopped the camera sooner. :-P
3: It would have been better if they hadn't had Jackie sleeping with Embry. They could have simply fallen in love, etc. Leave out the sensuality. Please.
4: There was a scene at a bar with some very undressed females. They were not necessary.

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