Double Jeopardy

Murder isn't always a crime
Murder isn't always a crime


DOUBLE JEOPARDY (15)
D: Bruce Beresford
Paramount (Leonard Goldberg)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
105 mins
 
Thriller
 
W: David Weisberg & Douglas S. Cook
DP: Peter James
Ed: Mark Warner
Mus: Norman Corbeil
 
Tommy Lee Jones (Travis Lehman), Ashley Judd (Libby Parsons), Bruce Greenwood (Nick Parsons / Simon Ryder / Jonathan Devereaux), Annabeth Gish (Angie Green / Angie Ryder)
 
Ridiculously implausible thriller about a woman who is sentenced to prison for killing her husband, but later discovers that she has been framed and the husband faked his death so he could assimilate a new identity.
Upon her release from prison, she plans to murder him for real since a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.
Despite the premise being quite enthralling, the film is turned into a ludicrous knock-off of The Fugitive with a female protagonist.
Despite all its shortcomings, it was a huge hit at the US box office, taking more than $100m.
5/10
 
Ashley Judd & Tommy Lee Jones in Double Jeopardy
Ashley Judd & Tommy Lee Jones in Double Jeopardy