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High Crimes

A successful lawyer (Ashley Judd) is shocked when her husband (Jim Caviezel) is arrested under a different name, and accused of a military crime. Her resolve to prove him innocent soon has her digging up secrets of the past that put her own reputation and safety at risk. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 05 Apr 2002
Video Release: 01 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

High Crimes has many elements of on-screen surprise. Movies like this attempt to leave the audience not knowing who to trust, yet if the screenwriter and director use this technique too frequently, what may happen instead?

The character of Ronald Chapman was trained to lie and kill during his military service. Do you think this really happens in the military? If so, are these people safe within society after they are released from active duty? Do you think you could be trained to do such things?

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