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Ordinary Decent Criminal

Ordinary Decent Criminal (1999)


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Release Date: Jan 7, 2000 Wide



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Ordinary Decent Criminal is a classic gangster movie in modern-day Ireland. It follows the extraordinary adventures of a Robin Hood character, Michael Lynch, a thief, bigamist, liar, and criminal genius who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Michael is suave, sardonic, and sexy. When his leather-clad figure weaves its way through the Dublin traffic on a powerful motorbike, people stare in awe. He loves his two wives (who happen to be sisters), his wild kids, his gang, and, most of all, his


Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Jan 21, 2003

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6) | DVD (15)

Em vez de perder tempo com este filme, assista ao ótimo O General, inspirado no mesmo personagem, e veja o contraste entre o irlandês real (Gleeson) e o falso (Spacey).

November 12, 2003
Cinema em Cena

(It) highlights not so much the crime lord's messianic bent, but Spacey's.

February 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

The best thing that can be said of the picture is that it does have a few cute moments.

February 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

I can only imagine one thing worse than Kevin Spacey trying on an Irish accent, and that's sultry Linda Fiorentino doing the same thing.

January 22, 2003 Full Review Source:

Technically and artistically inept.

February 8, 2001 | Comment (1)

Audience Reviews for Ordinary Decent Criminal

Kevin Spacey has two wives, and cops follow him around and he does 'zaney' things to get away from them so hes can blahc ahclas....sorry. Lost my interest even talking about it.
November 19, 2007
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

I think if this had been based on a ture story the events would have seemed a little more intersting. Kevin Spacey plays a mastermind of a criminal, who is shared by his wife and her sister.

The only known Irish person in this film that I recognised was Colin Farrell, who played a relatively small part.

Interesting story, not very interestly told.

VERDICT: Worth a watch, but wait until it's on tv
August 13, 2007

Super Reviewer

Kevin Spacey here takes on the role of a lovable Irish gangster with a tendency to have his face on the media and to the chagrin of the police - evade the local constablury with clever and edgy twists and talk. A Surprising crime / comedy, its not Lock Stock but I love Irish based things!!
July 27, 2006
Khris N

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