Life Of Crime
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In Theaters August 29
Two criminals (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey) help a woman (Jennifer Aniston) take revenge on her husband after he refuses to pay a ransom fee when they kidnap her in this adaptation of the Elmore Leonard book, Switch. Dan Schechter directs from his own adapted script. The story features two of the same characters from the book that Jackie Brown was based on. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's capacity to charm and move seems somehow beyond its means."
‑ Calum Marsh, Film.com
"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
"A repetitive but sometimes beguiling documentary."
‑ A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"As with the best structural films, "Manakamana" is also a kind of head movie, one the viewer is invited to complete."
‑ Dennis Lim, Los Angeles Times
"...bland and hopelessly forgettable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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
"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
"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
"This is an unexpectedly winning take from one of the less splashy directors to have attempted Leonard."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian [UK]
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