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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 that he will complete the operative's mission.
Action Crime Drama - While Kevin Costner plays the hero in
this action thriller with science fiction
elements, his role is a lot rougher than
most of his roles. other known faces in
the cast such as Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee
Jones, and especially Ryan Reynolds only
have fairly small supporting roles.
Constant violence and language make the
film not for kids.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor "Criminal” is the kind of dunderheaded enterprise that leaves viewers reeling from the idiocies they have just endured, wondering how something like that could possibly get made in the first place. ...an unusually strong cast for a film that might have otherwise gone the VOD route...
NY PostFull Review Below Average The main character in "Criminal” is afflicted with "frontal lobe syndrome,” which impairs higher brain functions like judgment, attention span and motivation. You could make the same diagnosis of this very silly movie: Kevin Costner, bad man. Then, Kevin Costner, good man! Brain happy.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 63 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it but two felt it was only an "average" movie. One female rated it "above average" and one rated it "average."
ADULTS: These are good reviews but not great. Thirty-percent of the males loved "Criminal" and 40% enjoyed it very much rating it "above average." The remaining quarter felt it was an "average" movie. The female reviews are slightly better. Half loved "Criminal," with another 30% indicating they enjoyed it very much.