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Criminal Reviews

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Jesse Paddock
culturevulture.net

Itself something of a counterfeit, 'Criminal' loses coherence at each new plot twist, eventually becoming silly and contrived.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

September 25, 2004
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Maybe I'm dense, but the finale of Criminal left me not exactly sure what was won and what was lost or why I should care.

| Original Score: 5/10

September 24, 2004
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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With dashes of black humour and pointed glimpses of the American class system, Criminal is a taut con-versus-con game whose deft artistry isn't fully revealed until the last few minutes.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A kind of who-done-what? puzzle. You'll probably enjoy it much more if you haven't seen the 2002 Argentine film, Nine Queens.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 24, 2004
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

You can't go too far wrong on the performance front with John C. Reilly, Diego Luna or Maggie Gyllenhaal, but this one never really goes above average.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2004
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Like déjà vu all over again.

| Original Score: 6/10

September 23, 2004
Christopher Zinsli
Film Threat

Not smooth or seductive enough to coerce you into taking it at face value.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 21, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

even when the emotional aspect of the story starts to work, it is ultimately undermined by a final twist

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2004
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

A competent Americanization of the Argentinian film Nine Queens, with John C. Reilly seemingly enjoying his atypical leading role.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2004
Dan Lybarger
Hollywood Bitchslap

Criminal can be praised and damned for its fidelity to the Argentinean masterpiece Nine Queens.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Bitchslap | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

If subtitles are not your thing and you're in the mood to witness an elegant con job in the classic Mamet mold, then Criminal is the card to play.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

The Argentinean film Nine Queens re-dealt in a by-the-numbers American version set in Los Angeles.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

September 16, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... unfolds like a David Mamet film ...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 13, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Jacobs has brought the barrio into noir, and that's no small achievement. If nothing else, it opens the door to a whole new galaxy of grift.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 12, 2004
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

This remake of 'Nine Queens' is just as absorbing for those who did not see the original.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

September 12, 2004
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Discerning audiences won't be scammed with this one.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 11, 2004
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

This double-whammy re-make will keep you guessing until the end.

Full Review

September 11, 2004
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

Cast against type, Reilly unequivocally demonstrates the range, versatility, and ability that made him such a hot prospect over the last decade.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

September 10, 2004
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

...newbies looking for an easy-breezy Ocean's Eleven-and-a-Half should get a kick out of this frugally low-key, innocuous cover song of a caper.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2004
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com

It is near impossible to make a great movie about con artists, because of the very nature of the genre itself.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: B

September 10, 2004
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