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Criminal Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
This con man movie is best for older teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
Like Richard Widmark, [John C. Reilly] is an excellent character actor who can convey both likeability and pathetical desperation simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
July 2, 2005
Those viewers who watched NUEVE REINAS beforehand will be affected with increasingly unpleasant feeling of deja vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 2, 2005
Con film aficionados won't find the picture revolutionary, but even they should enjoy the structure, craftsmanship and a nice supporting performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
| Original Score: B
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A second-generation photocopy of a David Mamet cryptogram.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Cornelius
April 9, 2005
[It's] a safer, watered-down, but still enjoyable redo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 8, 2005
...the interaction of the movie's two leads, Reilly and Luna, is so good you might enjoy it for their performances alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
February 19, 2005
it's Training Day for confidence tricksters, an exciting 24-hour tour of LA's underworld with a headache-inducing sting in its tail.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 9, 2005
Considerando-se que o ótimo Nove Rainhas foi realizado há apenas alguns anos, esta refilmagem soa desnecessária, por mais interessante que seja seu roteiro.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
... a fairly straightforward remake of the Argentine hit Nine Queens (2000)
Full Review| Original Score: C
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
October 31, 2004
Reilly is perhaps the most amazing fusion of boy and man we have in American movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 24, 2004
Well acted and intriguing...
Full Review| Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
October 19, 2004
It isn't quite as witty or gritty as Nine Queens, but if you didn't see that film, then see it now that it's in English.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2004
Like a smash-and-grab job, the movie gets in, springs the con and gets out quick - leaving the viewer to replay the twists on his or her own time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 8, 2004
While the twists at the end are a little more predictable here than in the first film, it's still an assured work, especially considering that it comes from a first-time director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
October 6, 2004
This is one of the best con movies I have seen as rare currency is used as the valuable commodity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
October 5, 2004
A jazzy, offhandedly brilliant exercise in colorful mendacity and shell game shenanigans that benefits from the cool, authoritative occupational swagger of John C. Reilly.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
October 1, 2004
The remake is so faithful to the first film that some of the snap and crackle disappears if you know the plot. It's like watching The Sixth Sense for a second time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 26, 2004
Yet another inexplicable American remake that adds nothing new to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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