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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
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This movie should be exhumed and executed again!
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
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
 
Beresford's straight-ahead approach to the material, as a heart-tugger, is 180 degrees wrong.
Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle  full review
 
A generally dumb movie with a smart, appealing, gutsy leading lady.
Robert Horton, Film.com
 
It has no subtlety, no shadings, and no suspense, and might as well not have a screenplay.
Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
 
A muddled thriller.
Moira MacDonald, Film.com
 
A lukewarm outing that mostly just bops from plot point to plot point.
Jay Carr, Boston Globe
 
Ms. Judd looks too dainty to throw herself into anything more reckless than a manicure.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
 
The picture itself is so nonsensical you don't understand why anyone would actually make it.
Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune  full review
 
A fast-moving, entertaining bit of silliness that's wrapped around a semi-interesting premise -- and a taut performance by Judd.
Ernest Hardy, Film.com
 
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.
Susan Stark, Detroit News  full review
 
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
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  • Release Year: 1999
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 105 min
  • Available From: Sep 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 773 people
Directed By
Bruce Beresford
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood, Jay Brazeau, John Maclaren, Ed Evanko, Annabeth Gish
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