Criminal

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Despite the valiant efforts of a game and talented cast, Criminal has little to offer beyond the bare minimum expected by the most undemanding of genre enthusiasts.

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CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) dies while traveling to a secret location to meet a hacker who can launch missiles at will. Desperate to find his whereabouts, officials turn to an experimental neurosurgeon who can transfer memories from one brain to another. The guinea pig for the procedure is Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner), a violent and dangerous death-row inmate. Now gifted with Pope's skills and knowledge, Stewart must race against time to stop a sinister international conspiracy.

Cast & Crew

Kevin Costner
Jerico Stewart
Gal Gadot
Jill Pope
Gary Oldman
Quaker Wells
Jordi Mollà
Hagbardaka Heimbahl
Michael Pitt
Jan Stroop
Alice Eve
Marta Lynch
Amaury Nolasco
Esteban Ruiza
Douglas Cook
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David Weisberg
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Mark Gill
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Avi Lerner
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Trevor Short
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Critic Reviews for Criminal

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (94)

  • It's lazy, corrupt and sleazy filmmaking, the kind of film that's killing the business.

    May 18, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Costner, in full badass mode, makes this crackpot premise work.

    April 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The movie is a little more fun than it has any right to be, thanks to its super-serious cast (including Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, and Gal Gadot) and the straight-faced approach to its ridiculous shenanigans.

    April 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • All the ingredients are there for a pleasant pander to grumpy old white men: the craggy actors, the foreign bad guys wielding confusing technology, the kindness of beautiful young women, and the nobility of sacrifice.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Criminal is an action-thriller with a science fiction twist. To the extent that its purpose is to energize and involve an audience, it succeeds.

    April 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's wanton, low-down entertainment without the flair to pull this stuff off, or the neural stem cells to make wit or logic much of a priority.

    April 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Criminal

  • Mar 23, 2017
    Criminal is a gritty spy thriller with a sci-fi edge. When a CIA agent is killed during an op to stop a terrorist from getting a computer program that can hack a country's nuclear defense codes an experimental procedure is done to transfer his memories to someone else; a medically compatible death-row inmate who begins to integrate the memories and eventual attempts to complete the mission. Featuring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, the film has an impressive cast. And the action scenes are intense and exciting. But the writing is rather weak, and doesn't do a very good job at selling the believability of the concept or the plot. Also, the characters are all pretty much generic stereotypes. Yet for a formulaic action-film, Criminal is entertaining and provides a number of thrilling fight and chase sequences.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2017
    moments of goodness mostly washed out by poor execution
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2016
    Despite some glaring inaccuracies about how British people speak I actually enjoyed this solely to see Kevin Costner be the bad guy. Sadly though, something of a waste of the talented cast on offer.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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