Double Jeopardy (1999)

(On TV, July 2002) Contrived, exasperating crime melodrama filled with contrived situations, leaps of logic and a cackling villain. Ashley Judd is cute, but her character must’ve fell on her head a few times during her childhood to act so stupidly all the time. The film is filled with shoddy scare shots and bewildering “action” scenes thrown in for cheap thrills (a nursery with security guard in jeeps? Whaa?). It’s a shame to see respectable actors such as Tommy Lee Jones waste their time with trash like this. And yet, despite my overall loathing of the film, it’s hard to deny a certain guilty pleasure in staring at the screen, wondering what else they’ll come up with, if only to see how stupid this can become. What can I say? Catch in TV if you must.

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