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About the Movie
The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 117
- Fresh: 35
- Rotten: 82
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: With its European locations, electro-thump score, and near-ceaseless violence, the movie plays like something tooled in French producer-scripter Luc Besson's factory for international action mashups.
Rotten: Guns, gore and good actors shoehorned into one-note parts.
Rotten: Given the lurid, stupid, loony and unintentionally laughable nature of this espionage thriller, I found some measure of entertainment studying the vastly different approaches taken by Costner, Jones and Oldman.
Rotten: Egregiously silly, generic ...
Costner is Back
Kevin Costner has been doing movies again, and it would seem that he has honed his skills while he was away. “Criminal” is a compelling movie concerning an utterly dispassionate person who learns what it is to care about someone other than himself and his current wants. The movie is intricate, but with a predictable element, hence only four stars instead of five. The characters are well-developed and stand on their own. Overall, this movie is very much worth the watch.
Entertaining and Modern
While I wouldn't plop down 15 bucks to buy it, Criminal is a well made action movie with high tech gadgetry and is easy on the eyes and ears.
Well suited for a rental night and a mood where you just don't feel like thinking for some mindless entertainment. Plently of plot holes, but not enough to make you mad about.
Great opening cameo scene with Ryan Reynolds transitions well into the story. Acting is pretty good, though Costner was a little over the top, everyone else does a good job. Check it out if you want something fast paced and fresh looking.
Worth to watch