Criminal Reviews

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May 18, 2016
It's lazy, corrupt and sleazy filmmaking, the kind of film that's killing the business.
April 28, 2016
Costner, in full badass mode, makes this crackpot premise work.
April 25, 2016
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 21, 2016
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 17, 2016
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 15, 2016
Neither scriptwriters Douglas Cook and David Weisberg nor Vromen in the director's chair are subtle enough to figure out how to do both action and character.
April 15, 2016
Egregiously silly, generic ...
April 15, 2016
So much wasted talent. Downright Criminal, it is.
April 14, 2016
Half science-fiction tale, half espionage thriller, it's a pleasantly far-fetched endeavor that moves along so briskly that it leaves no time to consider its implausibilities, which are many.
April 14, 2016
It's best not to think about this preposterous story too hard. Just ride it to its even more preposterous climax, enjoying Mr. Costner and a steady supporting cast (Gary Oldman as the C.I.A. honcho; Gal Gadot as Bill's wife) along the way.
April 14, 2016
A violent Kevin Costner B-movie.
April 14, 2016
Costner carries it off with a certain growly-voiced deadpan. Like Liam Neeson, he could get a late-career boost in the action genre. But the extreme ridiculousness of everything lets it down, and the violence is deeply misjudged.
April 14, 2016
Criminal is a screwed-up mess as a story and as an action movie with a so-called moral lesson in it. In fact, the more I think about it, the less I like it.
Top Critic
April 14, 2016
With its European locations, electro-thump score, and near-ceaseless violence, the movie plays like something tooled in French producer-scripter Luc Besson's factory for international action mashups.
April 14, 2016
Kevin, why don't they just let you be bad as you want to be?
April 14, 2016
Given the lurid, stupid, loony and unintentionally laughable nature of this espionage thriller, I found some measure of entertainment studying the vastly different approaches taken by Costner, Jones and Oldman.
April 14, 2016
Guns, gore and good actors shoehorned into one-note parts.
April 14, 2016
Criminal's story moves like a fat cow.
April 14, 2016
Like its brain-damaged protagonist, "Criminal" just shouts and shoots its way into, not out of, an oblivion of illogic, plot holes and emotionally unengaging scenery-chewing.
April 14, 2016
You may never believe one minute of "Criminal," but Costner sure does.
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