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that is , unless you're one of those people who have seen the preview a thousand times on tv or in the theaters .
i can tell you one thing now : they gave the entire movie away .
why someone would want to base an entire movie on one premise and then give that crucial detail away in the trailers is beyond me .
however , if they * hadn't * given it away , the film would've still been suprisingly devoid of suspense given its subject matter .
obviously , the producers thought they could remake " the deep end of the ocean , " throw in tommy lee jones and a couple of cliches and call it an action drama .
" double jeopardy " offers solid acting from ashley judd and tommy lee jones , who got first billing even though he didn't see to be on screen half as much as judd did .
it also offers some genuinely funny , clever , or full-of-tension moments ( my favorite : judd waking up in the coffin ) , but none of that can salvage the film from its insanely predictable plot .
half the time i'm wondering whether i'm watching one of those overhyped tv miniseries , which always turn out to be less exciting than advertised .
judging by the beginning , end , and a huge chunk of the middle , i might have been watching a special hallmark presentation too .
the movie's stretching for an almost two hour long film with only 30 minutes worth of material .
implausible material , no less .
loose interpretation of one of the amendments aside , too many times in the movie i thought , " that is * not * possible * . "
that kind of stuff is excusable in popcorn movies , but not one like " double jeopardy " that tries to pass itself off as serious drama .
everything seems dragged out , overplayed .
when they should've kept us in the dark , they let the cat out of the bag too early .