Double Jeopardy

Libby Parsons is arrested for the murder of her husband. While in prison, she finds out that she's been framed. Now, the law of "double jeopardy" -- and the desire to kill her "late" husband for good -- is all she has left.
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Netflix Rating: 3.7
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 25%
Critics' score: 25   Audience score: 68   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The result has a drawback common to such movies: too much screen time devoted to the conceit when anyone who has seen the coming-attractions trailer knows it already.

Mike Clark, USA Today

Piles one loony twist on another with dizzying abandon when it's not bogged down drinking up scenery that has been exploited to a fare-thee-well on the big screen. full review

Susan Stark, Detroit News

A fast-moving, entertaining bit of silliness that's wrapped around a semi-interesting premise -- and a taut performance by Judd.

Ernest Hardy,

The picture itself is so nonsensical you don't understand why anyone would actually make it. full review

Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune

Ms. Judd looks too dainty to throw herself into anything more reckless than a manicure. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

This movie should be exhumed and executed again! full review

Andrew O'Hehir,

Double Jeopardy is single-minded and engaging thriller storytelling without an afterglow. full review

Robert Koehler, Variety

Visual lushness is almost the only indication that the movie was directed by the same Bruce Beresford who made Breaker Morant and Driving Miss Daisy.

Jonathan Foreman, New York Post

A lukewarm outing that mostly just bops from plot point to plot point.

Jay Carr, Boston Globe

Beresford's straight-ahead approach to the material, as a heart-tugger, is 180 degrees wrong. full review

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle

A muddled thriller.

Moira MacDonald,

It has no subtlety, no shadings, and no suspense, and might as well not have a screenplay.

Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz

A generally dumb movie with a smart, appealing, gutsy leading lady.

Robert Horton,
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  • Release Year: 1999
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 105 min
  • Available From: Sep 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 700 people
Directed By
Bruce Beresford
Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood, Jay Brazeau, John Maclaren, Ed Evanko, Annabeth Gish

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