Life Of Crime
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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
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A loose, cynical kidnapping caper set, literally and emotionally, in the `70s - right down to its main-title typography - it's a small treat."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Unlike Elmore Leonard's book, it never snaps to life."
‑ Kurt Loder, Reason Online
"The A-list cast is adept at capturing the constant ambiguity, and they successfully keep us guessing about the outcome."
‑ Katherine Monk, Canada.com
"Down to its too-crisp rubber Nixon masks, Daniel Schechter's film revels in obnoxiously self-aware period detail."
‑ Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
"There's a lot of talent up on screen put to no grand use."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"There's a pronounced lack of tension in this feature by director Daniel Schechter, who has to deal with a storyline that is, unfortunately, not Mr. Leonard's strongest."
‑ John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Well worth seeing, particularly for Leonard people."
‑ Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com
"Schechter's done a great job corralling the country clubs, Cadillacs, Colonials, Caribbean condos and costumes of the 1970s but its his cast that really makes his adaptation sing."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"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."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"As a late-summer caper movie, it hits the spot."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
"A spunky character-driven caper flick based on a 1978 book by the late Elmore Leonard."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
""Life of Crime" may have a hard-boiled title, but this comedic thriller provides rather innocent amusement."
‑ Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star
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