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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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
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
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
David Cornelius
April 9, 2005
[It's] a safer, watered-down, but still enjoyable redo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Matthew Turner
November 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 P. 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
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
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 25, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 24, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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February 9, 2006
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July 21, 2005

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September 11, 2004
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September 11, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 10, 2004
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