Ashley Judd stars as Claire Kubik, a high-powered attorney whose perfect life comes down when her husband is charged with high crimes of murder. Enlisting the aid of a shrewd military lawyer (Morgan Freeman), Claire will risk her career and even her life to find the truth in this "head-snapping thriller" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
**Commentary by Carl Franklin
**A Military Mystery
**FBI Takedown in Union Square
**A Different Kind of Justice
**Liar Liar: How to Beat a Polygraph with Sue Ducett
**The Car Crash
Cast & Crew
The fare is all on the standard menu, but it goes down well just the same.
High Crimes has some faults, but it manages to keep its audience either angry or jumpy from start to finish.
Claire is a terrific role for someone like Judd, who really ought to be playing villains.
Ludicrous, but director Carl Franklin adds enough flourishes and freak-outs to make it entertaining.
High Crimes steals so freely from other movies and combines enough disparate types of films that it can't help but engage an audience.
Complex, lucid and exciting, High Crimes strikes a near-perfect balance between plot and character.
More good than great but Freeman and Judd make it work.