Criminal
Criminal (2004)

A contemporary caper story centering upon an extremely odd couple: a young Latino man who will do anything for his family and a thirty-something scheming white guy who will do anything to his family. One wants to save his father. The other… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score
69%
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58%



Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If you saw Nine Queens, it may feel redundant, but the snappy performances make it fun to watch.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

With dashes of black humour and pointed glimpses of the American class system, Criminal is a taut con-versus-con game whose deft artistry isn't fully revealed until the last few minutes.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Jacobs has brought the barrio into noir, and that's no small achievement. If nothing else, it opens the door to a whole new galaxy of grift.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This con man movie is best for older teens and up.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A kind of who-done-what? puzzle. You'll probably enjoy it much more if you haven't seen the 2002 Argentine film, Nine Queens.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Reilly and Luna make a chemically appealing screen team.

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Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com

Like Richard Widmark, [John C. Reilly] is an excellent character actor who can convey both likeability and pathetical desperation simultaneously.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... unfolds like a David Mamet film ...

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Jacobs -- who for many years was Soderbergh's assistant director -- keeps things moving at a sprightly pace, and cinematographer Chris Menges does a terrific job of capturing L.A. in all its mercurial glory.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Those viewers who watched NUEVE REINAS beforehand will be affected with increasingly unpleasant feeling of deja vu.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I really, really, really think that EVERYONE should see this film. It was one of the most entertaining films I've watched all year. In a world where only… More
Lady D'arbanville
Any brits out there who enjoyed the series Hustle will probably enjoy this film. Tricks of a con-man and apprentice, clever plot and an enjoyable watch.
Nicki Marie
Decent film about two con men, but you kind of figure there is going to be double crossing and it's not very shocking when it happens. I think with this… More
Stephen Earnest
I really like Criminal. It's such a fun film, and those are awfully hard to come by nowadays. I honestly don't see why people give independent films… More
Conner Rainwater
A fun movie that had a lot of great twists and great acting. While I really hated the cinematography and general direction, it was just too well written and… More
David Sayers
I like con films. I'm a big fan of 'Ocean's Eleven' (the remake), 'Duplicity', 'The Sting' and the TV series… More