Double Jeopardy


A woman's life is turned upside down when her husband disappears on a romantic weekend of sailing and she is arrested for his murder. Her best friend adopts her son and vanishes into thin air. With the help of her fellow inmates, she traces her friend and discovers that her husband is still alive and that he faked his own death in an insurance scam.
Now, six years later, with the Double Jeopardy law, she sets out to commit the crime she has done time for and get her son back...


105 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence) .
Thriller


Credits

Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Annabeth Gish, Bruce Greenwood, Roma Maffia
Director
Bruce Beresford
ScreenplayDavid Weisberg, Douglas Cook
MusicNormand Corbeil
CinematographyPeter James
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in1999
Produced byBritish Columbia Production Tax Credit, Paramount Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
14
Movies for Africa
Violet Jacobs
16
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Star
Peter Feldman
12
Die Burger
Roline Norval
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
5
Box Office
Dwayne Leslie
13
Rough Cut
Matt Kelsey
13
Total Film
Wendy Ide
10
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10

What the People say

Internet
1371 Netizens
12

Average .. 58%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Candy Hooke (20)16
Isma Manitsa (28) 12
Natalie Vilbert (22) 12
Dave Watson (45) 12
Andrew Simpson 14
Fred Boxall 14

Average .. 67%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Not a bad thriller, likely to do well at the box office. The main flaw with the film is the film makers' interpretation of the ''double jeopardy'' law: they got it wrong, and thus also the whole premise for the movie. But don't let that stand in way of your enjoyment.

Steve Boxall (46): Enjoyable movie, fairly good pace, recommended.

Candy Hooke (20): The plot had a nice twist.

Isma Manitsa (28): A bit slow at times.

Natalie Vilbert (22): I think this movie got off to a good start, but the acting and plot became more lame towards the end.

Dave Watson (45): Looking for a no-thought-required movie which is well filmed and adequately acted? You got it right here! Even when Tommy Lee Jones is just doing a smaller role to pay the bond he still maintains his sullen charisma. Ashley Judd is semi-cute but never totally angry at her plight. Some magnificent scenery and a glimpse at the spirit of the Deep South as last seen in Midnight in the Garden.

Andrew Simpson (17): Ashley Judd completely steals the show away from Tommy Lee Jones who does not play a very big role in this film suprisingly. Most of the film critics slammed the film but I quite enjoyed it. Good for a few thrills.






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