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    Unique ID Code: 0000046299
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    Added on: 14/3/2003 18:46
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    High Crimes (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Everything you trust. Everything you know. May be a lie...
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Synopsis:
    Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman excel in this gripping thriller filled with non-stop twists from the director of One False Move and Devil In A Blue Dress. Judd stars as Claire Kubik, a smart and sexy attorney whose perfect world comes crashing down when the FBI charges her husband Tom (Jim Caviezel) with the murder of innocent civilians during a covert Army operation fifteen years earlier. Aided by a shrewd ex-military lawyer (Freeman), Claire fights to clear Tom`s name, but gets too close to exposing a government cover-up in the process. Now she must risk her career-and even her life-to find the truth...

    Special Features:
    Audio Commentary with Director
    Interview with Author Joseph Finder
    FBI Takedown in Union Square - Making of Featurette
    Military Justice Featurette
    Liar Liar How to Beat a Polygraph - Interview with FBI Specialist
    Together Again - Interview with Ashley Judd & Morgan Freeman
    Car Crash - Making of Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Carl Franklin

    Written By:



    Starring:
    Ashley Judd
    James Caviezel
    Amanda Peet
    Emilio Rivera
    Morgan Freeman
    Adam Scott
    Jude Ciccolella

    Casting By:
    Mali Finn

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    Theo van de Sande

    Editor:
    Carole Kravetz

    Costume Designer:
    Sharen Davis

    Production Designer:
    Paul Peters

    Producer:
    Naomi Despres
    Dennis E. Jones
    Jesse Beaton
    Arnon Milchan
    Janet Yang

    Executive Producer:
    Kevin Reidy
    Lisa Henson

    Distributor:
    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A cool military courtroom drama type movie. Yes there are elements of A Few Good Men within the movie but this movie has its own unique twists. Ashley Judd and Jim Caviezel are a happily married couple, with a baby on the way. One day, they are suddenly surrounded by millitary personnel and Jim is arrested. We then learn that Jim has been on the run from the millitary and has lied about his name. He is accused of gunning down civilians 15 years ago in El Salvador. Despite this, he tells his wife that he is innocent and still loves her. His wife seeing her husband break down into tears, promises to help him all she can. She teams up with millitary lawyer to help find the truth behind the set up.
    The movie is visually beautiful and the dvd transfer is very clear and sharp. Almost pinpoint. One of the best looking transfers I have seen in a long time. The sound is clear and concise and the dramatic score is well distributed.
    To round off a great dvd package, you have some good interesting extras. These are mainly short featurettes about the FBI and stuff that are relevant to the movie. I found the one about how to beat a lie detector particularly interesting!!
    A highly watchable and entertaining legal thriller. Though its one that doesnt have a high rewatchability rating and its not one that i`d personally wanna own, it is a great disc and is a perfect disc to rent.
    posted by dicanio on 8/7/2003 02:28