High Crimes

A Film Review By Jason L. King

Starring: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel 
Directed By: Carl Franklin 
Rated: Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language.

Final Grade: 

Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) finds her world a complete mess when her husband,Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is to be placed on trial for a murder while he served in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to clear her husbands name she has to fight the the military justice system. Military justice however is complete different field than she was expecting. She however finds the help she needs in the unconventional Charlie Grimes (Morgan Freeman), a recovering alcoholic “wild card.”

Ashley Judd is wonderful in this film, as well as Morgan Freeman. Freeman you expect this out of, but I wasn’t expecting as much out of Judd. The stoyline was a little week alomst seemed to follow the “Primal Fear” formula, ending with a twist that the audience has probably questioned early on but never expected it to be.

If you get a chance to check this film out, give it a chance. I don’t really feel this review does justice to this film, however, with classes as of late I havent had time to get it done. So basically I am telling you to trust me, take a chance and enjoy this film if you get a chance. But then again how many of you actually pay attention to my opinion anyway?

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