Life Of Crime
Life Of Crime (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best Elmore Leonard adaptations, but Life of Crime has enough ambling charm -- and a sharp enough cast -- to get by.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

An amiable diversion, though not a terribly memorable one. Elmore Leonard aficionados longing for a truly worthy sendoff of the master crime writer will have to look ahead toward the upcoming final season of Justified, and cross their fingers.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

All this is more amusing in theory than practice, partly because Leonard's world of wiseguys and slapstick violence has become so familiar - the caper-movie default mode.

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Matt Glasby

Perhaps Schechter should have started with a prequel to Death Proof and worked his way up from there.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It doesn't quite transcend its own haphazard, impoverished story.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's a lot of talent up on screen put to no grand use.

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Robert Levin

An abiding insignificance looms over the film, but it's a fun 98 minutes.

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Richard Roeper

Thanks to Leonard's source material and the outstanding cast, it works.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Life of Crime is like an errant golf putt that appears headed for the hole, but just keeps rolling and rolling, all the way off the green. In other words, just missed . . . by a mile.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Though a decidedly down-market adaptation of the great Elmore Leonard crime novel Switch, Life of Crime is never down-and-out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
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