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on January 23, 2016
This movie had endured the test of time and remains one of my favorites. Combining Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd was an excellent choice for the script. While the action may stretch credibility, like swimming to shore in the frigid waters of the Puget Sound, I thought the scenes were well done and folded into the movie well. The scene in the crypt was particularly creepy and not for a claustrophobic viewer. The end game confrontation was typical, but still entertaining. One aspect that was a bonus was seeing some of the great scenery in Washington State. All in all, this movie has become a classic in my own movie collection.
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on June 28, 2000
I thought this movie was excellent. Very well plotted and very thrilling. It's interesting to see what lengths Ashley Judd would go to find her son. This was one of the best movies I've seen. A must see weather you like the actors or not.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon March 6, 2012
f you like the edge-of-your-seat suspense and love to watch Tommy Lee Jones, then this is the movie for you. Also starring Bruce Greenwood and Ashley Judd in the major roles.

Judd is a woman accused and tried for the murder of her husband, where she is convicted to three years in prison. While in prison, she soon discovers that her "late" husband is really alive, and married to her best friend. To say the least, she is anxious to get out and find him.

Her parole officer, Jones, is a former alcoholic whom she has pursuing her upon her escape to find her husband. She does find him too, he is now a powerful rich man in the South. When her husband figures out she is there, he believes he has killed her.

You have got to love the United States law, Double Jeopardy comes into play when Jones shows up to tell the man about his wife's plan. She has come to kill him, but her husband admits to having "killed" her.

The ending will totally blow your mind, but you have to watch the movie to find that out, as well as all the little details
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on January 6, 2016
I hadn't seen this movie in years, but I remember loving it. I love Ashley Judd, and she is great in this movie. My daughter was actually learning about Double Jeopardy in school and her teacher brought up this movie. It brought back good memories, so I looked it up on Netflix and Amazon Prime. It was actually cheaper to buy the DVD than to rent it online! I didn't give it a second thought. It took a while to deliver, but I was told that right away. Great movie, great actors!
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on October 20, 2001
This movie is excelent and very suspencful.I got the movie when it came out on DVD and loved it.The movie is about a couple who borrow a boat for the weekend.The couple went to sleep and when the wife,Libby(Ashley Judd),wakes up she sees her husband is not there.All Libby sees is blood all over te boat.Well she when she gets to land she finds out that hr husband is dead.This of course shakes her and her sons world up quite a bit.After all that is over Libby is arrested with charges of murdering her husband,leaving her son in the care of hr best friend.Libby finds out,by calling this friend,that her husband is still alive.
When she gets out of prison she decides to seek revenge on her husband and get her kid back.
The movie is one great suspencful treat.Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones deliver wonderful performances.This is a movie for anyone who loves suspence.Great flick!!
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on May 24, 2000
Ashley Judd stars as Libby Parsons, a woman out for justice after being wrongly accused of her husband's murder in "Double Jeopardy," a thriller from director Bruce Beresford. Libby is happily married and living in the Seattle area with her husband, Nick (Bruce Greenwood), and their four-year-old son, Matty (Benjamin Weir). Nick, however, is in big financial trouble, and they are about to lose everything; and Libby knows nothing about it. Under pretense of buying her a boat, Nick takes Libby sailing, alone. During the night he disappears, leaving behind evidence of his apparent murder, and orchestrating it to incriminate Libby. When she is convicted and sent to prison, Matty goes to stay with a family friend, Angela (Annabeth Gish), who disappears with the boy a month later. Adamant in her quest to locate Angela by tracking her through a series of phone numbers, she finally succeeds; and also discovers that Nick is still alive. And with Angela. Frustrated in her attempts to get someone to listen to her story, Libby can do nothing but serve her time, and wait. After serving six years in prison, she is paroled, and begins searching for her son, armed with a useful bit of information she learned on the inside: The law of Double Jeopardy; since she's already been convicted of killing her husband, she cannot be tried for it again, even if she shoots him in front of a crowd in the middle of Times Square. She does have one more problem, though. Her parole officer, Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones) is out to track her down for violating her parole, and If he catches her, she'll go back to prison. Outstanding performances by Judd and Jones highlight this film, along with some nice touches by Beresford in keeping the tension high while moving it along at just the right pace. Judd makes Libby believable, infused with a vulnerability and determination that makes you pull for her; she's a strong woman who's been wronged, and you desperately want to see her get her life put back together. Jones is convincing as the hard-as-nails Lehman, who doesn't see parole as a second chance, but as a "last" chance. Beneath it all, however, you know that this is a man who also believes in justice, and will do what he can to make it so. Greenwood gives just the right touch of boorishness to Nick; he's like the successful used-car salesman you never want to have to deal with, and you wait for the moment when Libby will finally get her crack at him. The supporting cast includes Annabeth Gish (Angela), Michael Gaston (Cutter), Roma Maffia (Margaret) and Davenia McFadden (Evelyn). In a world in which the unjust too often prevail, it is gratifying to at least see the attempt made of putting things to right. "Double Jeopardy" does just that; it takes you on a wild ride and gives you hope at the same time. Maybe it's only a movie, but it's a good one. And sometimes, that'll just have to do.
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on November 27, 2013
Just a great movie. Ashley and Tommy Lee nail it. My very favorite scene is where...oh, don't want to give away any spoilers. Still, this was just so much fun and heart-pounding. Who was chasing who? Seems like everyone was chasing while also running from someone, or something else. LOVED IT!
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on August 22, 2000
Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd are two phenominal actors, and anything that either one of them is in is usually good. Double Jeopardy is merely okay.
Judd plays a woman, named Libby Parsons, who lives a fairly nice life, until one day, her husband goes missing while on a sailing expedition. Libby is found covered in his blood, and he is declared dead, after searches turn up nothing. All evidence points towards her, and she is sent to prison for his murder. While incarcerated, she finds out that he faked his death, and is living abroad with their young child. Upon release, she meets Jones, who plays the caretaker of the halfway house she now lives in. The rest of the movie deals with her trying to find her husband and, more importantly, her son.
Judd and Jones are truly exceptional in the film. The role seemed to be made for Jones, and Ashley Judd did a wonderful job as always, and she was said to have performed all of her own stunts.
The real problem with the film is that it is extremely predictable. This is Hollywood, and about twenty-five minutes into the movie, when her so-called "great awakening" takes place in prison, it is so obvious as to how the film will end. There were some very minor twists throughout the film, but the ending still remained crystal clear.
Overall, the film was okay. Besides the good acting, there were some nice action scenes. Unfortunately, the plot was too predictable, as it tried to uplhold the typical Hollywood standards way too much. If you're a fan of Jones or Judd, you will probably enjoy it from an acting standpoint, but don't expect much else.
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on March 20, 2000
This movie definitely holds your interest, from beginning to end. In addition, Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones work very well together! Judd's husband in the movie "fakes" his own murder,for which Judd is blamed and incarcerated for six years. After Judd gets out, she has but one goal; to get her son back, (who she finds out is living with her amazingly UN-dead husband and his new girlfriend)! Tommy Lee Jones plays the parole officer who's job it is to keep Judd in line after she gets out of prison. This movie is fun to watch, as the suspense factor is always there. Watch it and "JUDD"ge for yourself! (Ha)!
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on March 8, 2015
This is a great thriller and has very little gore about it. Ashley Judd is fabulous as a mother convicted of killing her husband. The added problem is she's a mother. She finds out that her "best" friend who has "kindly" offered to care for her son while she carries out her unjust conviction. She visits her with her son for a time but than vanishes. Low and behold she overhears her son talking to her "husband" when she finally locates where they are. She cleverly gets away from her parole officer (Tommy Lee Jones)and than everything busts loose. She's after her son and Tommy Lee is after her. The way she evades him is fabulous to watch and at times even comical. When he finally catches up you're not sure for a while what will happen. But happen it does. I kinda figured out what would happen next but it was great to watch it unfold anyway. I highly recommend this film for any thriller lover out there!
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