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: August 29, 2014
DVD 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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Glenn Kenny

Well worth seeing, particularly for Leonard people.

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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

The film stops short of being something truly memorable but has just the right amount of witty turns, deft plot twists, funny situations and interesting characters.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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

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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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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

No matter what your favourite is of films based on Elmore Leonard books (and I'm for Out of Sight ahead of Jackie Brown), this crime comedy will deliver a surprise.

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Richard Roeper

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

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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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Sean Burns
Spliced Personality

Schechter's staging is so flat that Leonard's dialogue never pops. You hear the words but not the music.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Ending felt forced, but aside from that, quite liked this one as this genre goes. Definitely Jennifer Aniston makes the movie.
Jesse Ortega
This isn't a movie that, despite a more than talented and capable cast, never really click for me at all. I just found the narrative itself to be… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Marshall: Hey, you keep your wife out here and someone's liable to steal her. Frank: You promise? Sometimes I find myself asking, "Why wasn't… More
Todd Smith
The plan was simple, kidnap a rich suburban woman, while her husband and son are out of town. The husband is corrupt, so he will be more than willing to pay a… More
Dann Michalski
Based on an Elmore Leonard novel, Life of Crime is a clever and entertaining thriller. The story follows three small-time criminals who kidnap and ransom a… More