Life Of Crime
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In Theaters August 29 (7 days)
Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," LIFE OF CRIME is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (JENNIFER ANISTON) of a corrupt real estate developer (TIM ROBBINS) is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and JOHN HAWKES), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's capacity to charm and move seems somehow beyond its means."
‑ Calum Marsh,
"Easily the best Leonard adaptation since Out of Sight"
‑ Travis Hopson,
"If you're prone to carsickness, this might not be the ideal movie for you. But as a meditation on the way human beings fill the silence - or choose not to - it's an amazing accomplishment."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"A fitting memorial to Elmore Leonard, "Life of Crime" reps one of the most faithful of the many adaptations of the author's work."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A promising cast, a zany concept and a lead eager to cast off her type-cast shackles don't add up to much in Life of Crime, as it ultimately turns out to be a caper-farce that's chronically short of panache."
‑ Dominic Mill, We Got This Covered
"It's an appropriate ode to the appeal of Leonard's work in the immediate aftermath of his death earlier this year."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"An Elmore Leonard adaptation with less snap-and-crackle than usual, Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime starts promisingly and ends with a smile but underwhelms in between."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"...bland and hopelessly forgettable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This is an unexpectedly winning take from one of the less splashy directors to have attempted Leonard."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
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