Friday, September 12, 2014

Double Jeopardy (1999) - 9 stars out of 10

Double Jeopardy (1999) - 9 stars out of 10

“Double Jeopardy” is completely unpredictable.  While the legal accuracy is questionable, the concept is awesome.  A few jaw-dropping twists turn this into an amazing revenge flick.  The plot cleverly places the characters into several unique settings such as New Orleans and the state of Washington.  These destinations emphasize the country-wide chase between the characters.  The acting is excellent, particularly Ashley Judd in her finest role.  The combination of her emotions and B.A. disposition will have you rooting for her from the start, even if she does break all sorts of laws and could be seen as a bad guy for most of the film.  She is perfectly contrasted by the tough cop attitude of Tommy Lee Jones.  The tension of the film rises at a steady pace, seemingly reaching its peak in the graveyard but saving even more for the very end.  The critics blasted this film but I find it to be a high-quality thriller with an unpredictable plot and high tension from start to finish.
The answer is: You aren’t going to want to wait to see this mind-blowing plot that will keep you guessing until the very end.
And the question is: How long will you put off seeing “Double Jeopardy”?

[Pictured; Greatest Jeopardy moment ever]

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