Criminal Reviews

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February 20, 2019
Criminal wants to give the impression of being a more thoughtful film than it actually is.
January 15, 2019
For the most part it's a pretty by the number thriller, riddled with cliches, that slightly sets itself apart because of its sheer insanity.
November 15, 2018
Kevin Costner is an engaging and complex character that shows different depths throughout the film.
November 2, 2018
Criminal is a harmless, if disposable piece of pre-summer entertainment, and as is so often the case, even when the material doesn't measure up, Kevin Costner is just eminently watchable.
August 30, 2018
They all yell at the sky while shaking their fists, utter overly dramatic lines with such conviction, and seem fully aware of the absurdity of the film.
August 29, 2018
Criminal has plot holes you can drive a submarine through, but thanks to Costner's...sensitive performance, the audience starts to root for its heroic villain, and may well cheer when he reaches for a weaponized cactus.
August 23, 2018
"Criminal" ultimately lacks finesse and the stakes don't feel powerful enough to bring the suspense to a head. Despite the multi-talented cast, the film is a thriller that is rather forgettable.
December 5, 2017
I really wish the cinema just would have accidentally shown the far superior Face/Off
November 7, 2017
Sure, there is a fair bit of violence. And yes, it might seem needlessly gratuitous at times but you can let that slip as you've probably not seen Costner in this challenging a role (for him at least) in quite a while.
October 24, 2017
The really depressing thing is that good actors such as Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones are involved in this tosh.
October 13, 2017
There is no reason to ever see this movie.
September 21, 2017
Criminal can get rather one-note, but Costner and the other stellar cast, including Reynolds, deliver fine performances that elevate the material.
September 12, 2017
There is a lot to enjoy in Criminal; enough, in fact, for it to remind us that such guilty pleasures shouldn't be thought of as crimes against humanity.
August 22, 2017
Criminal is the answer to a question no one asked: "What if someone took the basic plot of Face/Off and made a dour espionage thriller out of it?"
August 16, 2017
All the capable techniques in the world can't gussy up the empty morality at its core.
March 23, 2017
Costner playing against type is certainly the most entertaining he's been in years; it's just too bad the movie surrounding him is utter garbage.
September 5, 2016
The good thing about it is Kevin Costner's trying to dignify his role. [Full review in Spanish]
August 29, 2016
Not even Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones or a loud Oldman can save this movie. [Full review in Spanish]
August 11, 2016
As a movie, there's plenty here to respect. As entertainment, however, this is tough one to enjoy, all of which makes Criminal a vexing spectacle that's hard to watch all the way through to its end.
July 30, 2016
For a movie that hinges on a soulless man developing feelings, Criminal is noticeably lacking any of its own.
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