Criminal Activities (2015)

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Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when the investment goes bad, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss...and it's payback time. Now, they must successfully kidnap a family member of a rival kingpin in order to erase the life-threatening debt. In way over their heads, if they can complete the assigned task without screwing up, they just might escape with their lives.

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Critic Reviews for Criminal Activities

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

"Criminal Activities" is a sneaky, snaky little crime thriller with some pretty impressive plot twists.

Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Haley whips it into something reasonably entertaining even as you start thinking about how truly great "Get Shorty" and Travolta's Chili Palmer were midway through those double-crossing criminal activities.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

A profane thriller that so closely resembles the B-movies that followed "The Usual Suspects," "Pulp Fiction" and "Get Shorty," it could be mistaken for an archeological discovery.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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It owes as much to Quentin Tarantino as the four bunglers owe to Eddie. Yet it doesn't feel like a mere imitation; it has too much wit and too many striking performances for that.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

An eleventh hour twist adds a bit of intrigue, and everyone - including Haley himself, as a henchman - seems to be having a pretty good time.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It won't win any awards, but it's not a bad evening out.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Criminal Activities

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Very average. Honestly I wouldn't have watched this if Michael Pitt wasn't in it, and as it happens, his character is such a pig and bully, I couldn't even enjoy watching him. He's a good actor, that's not a go at him, I just really didn't enjoy this story or the character. I really miss the more arty films he used to star in. Well, as for the rest of the film, it pretty much drags and is boring. The end redeems it a little, but it's a lot to sit through for that small payoff. Admittedly, I don't tend to enjoy this genre, maybe those who do would get a little more out of it. It's not a bad movie as such, it's just a little lacking.

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