Argumentative August #45 – Double Jeopardy (1999) – tenstarsorless.com
Rob and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon. This next film, Double Jeopardy is being reviewed by myself here at tenstarsorless.com. Let’s see what I thought of this movie….
I was intrigued by Double Jeopardy when I saw the trailer on TV. Unfortunately back in the day I had to wait for it to come on DVD which I bought. This film is a good story about never giving up and learning the law to make it work in your favor.
What didn’t I like?
The fact that Bruce Greenwood is once again a really dirty rotten guy. His character drove me crazy.
Was Double Jeopardy a good story?
If someone was to pick up a copy of this movie, they may think it focses on the trial when it fact the trail is about four minutes long. Instead the writers decided to focus on what life would be like when someone comes out of jail on parole, and stop at nothing to get their life back, on top of proving their innocence.
Tommy Lee Jones has done just about everything in films and Double Jeopardy is no exception. He was fantastic as a washed out alcholic parole officer who will travel across the country in search of the girl who skipped his custody. Amazingly he’s still a solid detective who begins to piece everything together. Ashley Judd deserves a bunch of credit too for being so determined smart, and cunning.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, I think Double Jeopardy is a good Saturday night rental that will provide you a good story while you eat some popcorn.
my star rating: 7 out 10
imdb: 6.3 out 10 / metascore: 40/100 / rottentomatoes: 25% out 100%
roger ebert: 0 out 4 / richard crouse: n/a