Double Jeopardy (1999)

GENRESCrime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller
LANGEnglish
ACTOR
Ashley JuddTommy Lee JonesBruce GreenwoodBenjamin Weir
DIRECTOR
Bruce Beresford

SYNOPSICS

Double Jeopardy (1999) is a English movie. Bruce Beresford has directed this movie. Ashley Judd,Tommy Lee Jones,Bruce Greenwood,Benjamin Weir are the starring of this movie. It was released in 1999. Double Jeopardy (1999) is considered one of the best Crime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller movie in India and around the world.

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and is pursued by Travis Lehman (her parole officer) as she sets out to find her son and settle the score with Nick.

Double Jeopardy (1999) Reviews

  • DON'T CARE WHAT THE CRITICS SAY, IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING

    dick-781999-09-28

    If you listen to the critics who knows where we would be. I ignored the comments that this was another Fugitive only a female version, but found the movie fast paced and well acted by Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, as well as the whole cast. I liked the story line and it was exciting and the time just flew by. Go see it you will enjoy it!!!!

  • Some Credibility Gaps But A Fun Fugitive-Type Tale

    ccthemovieman-12006-04-01

    With two really good lead actors and people I like to watch (Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd) plus an on-the-run-"Fugitive"-type story, I expected a lot. I wasn't disappointed, either, although it's a bit hokey. This is a very intense, involving story, a la the above-mentioned "The Fugitive," except this time it's a woman chasing down her ex-husband who set her up for murder. Once again, we see Jones in his familiar role of chasing down the supposed-criminal. As interesting as the story is, there are some credibility gaps such as why Jones didn't have a picture of the ex-husband in the first place or the always-annoying hesitation-before-shooting at the end which saves the "good guy"...and a few other things like that which are unrealistic. Will Hollywood ever stop that nonsense? However, clich├ęs aside, overall it's very entertaining and always fun to watch no matter how many times I see it. Both Judd and Jones are excellent in these kind of roles.

  • Nice thriller

    rbverhoef2005-02-11

    When you are convicted for something like killing your husband you can not be convicted a second time for the same crime. Sounds logical, since you can't kill someone twice. But when your dead husband suddenly shows up and you want your revenge, you can get that since you've already had the punishment. These are the circumstances Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd) finds herself in after she is released from prison, six years after her conviction. How and why the husband (Bruce Greenwood) framed her is not really important, he just did. Now Libby tries to track him down with Matty, their son, as her main reason. The problem is Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones), her parole officer who is strict in his rules. He does not believe her, but of course we understand this will slowly change. 'Double Jeopardy' belongs to the group of thrillers where you expect certain things to happen and you will see you were right. That is not a bad thing, but it means the road to those predictable moments must have something to offer. This film has some things, one of them is Ashley Judd. Maybe it was because I always like Ashley Judd, but for me she was the reason this film entertained me. She plays the clever Libby in way that keeps her serious but sometimes quite funny as well. Especially the sarcastic little remarks made me smile more than once. Tommy Lee Jones is reliable as always, especially in 'The Fugitive' kind of roles like this one is. Scenes between him and Judd are entertaining on themselves. Greenwood turns out to be a nice villain. Simply said: if you do not expect too much of 'Double Jeopardy' there is a good chance you will have a really good time.

  • There's a time and place for everything and women in peril thrillers were cool at that time..

    triple82003-11-12

    I've read all the bad reviews-I can say that it's really not THAT bad-granted-this picture has no realism whatsoever but-I could rattle off the names of many movies even more unbelievable that are still considered good films. Not that this is a really GOOD film or anything-but it does what it does well-which is to get your attention and hold it-no great analysis, no deep conversations afterward about "what it all meant". Just a bit of time away from day to day life. The movie is also trying to appeal to a particular crowd, the type who like these type of "mind thrillers'(Guilty as sin is another one, Malice, Final analysis etc etc) There's a whole host of movies like this one. Now this particular movie stars Ashley Judd who is so talented she almost had me thinking she really was locked up-definitely a quality actress-and if your a female and have just had a really BAD breakup you may wanna see it for that "woman will triumph" quality. Not that I'm saying this movie is great but I always tend to look for the bad AND the good-I thought one of the worst thrillers(a lot worse then this) was malice with Kidman and Alec Baldwin-that one was not only improbable but also extremely boring-but I'm getting off the subject at hand... I liked this. saw it in the theater and rooted for Ashley all the way. Seen a lot worse in my time. And lastly if you wanna check out ridiculous movies(and it's a SEQUEL to boot) rent "revenge of the stepford wives".

  • Ashley Judd carries the movie...

    bhagathp_v2007-04-16

    Ashley Judd is very beautiful and apt for this role. The way she characterizes a wife,a mother and an victim is too good. Hats off to Ashley Judd. After Elizabeth Taylor ,I like the acting skill of this fine women. Ppl - watch this movie.Its a nice dose of suspense,romance and dose of other emotions as well and Ashley Judd did her best. The story is subtle. Good screen play. Good direction. All in all good investment of time. Watch it for Ashley.They say that this movie has some issue in the legal interpretation of some legal point but I think that it has no relevance to the movie in so far as the way the screen play is done.I believe that the movie doesn't weigh on that interpretation alone as the climax just sinks into us without that gravity. I personally think though the story is good,Ashley carried it excellently well and an extremely delicate one at that. Infinite thanks to this beauty of an actor and a person. Thanks all.

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