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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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Edi Gathegi
as Marques
Travis Aaron Wade
as Agent Santos
Alan B. Jones
as Agent Reichert
Alan Jones
as Agent Reichert
Chris Haley
as Matthew
Bobby C. King
as Agent Colin
Tyrone Jenkins
as Demetrius
Rex Baker
as Orpheus
Robert Hunter
as Gangster #1
Kyle Carthens
as Gangster #2
Dyrell Barnett
as Gangster #3
Don Cass
as Pastor
Jerry Lee Tucker
as Private Investigator
Nick Loren
as Mechanic
Will F. Moore
as Shopkeeper
Lisa Catara
as Waitress
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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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

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

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

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

Audience Reviews for Criminal Activities


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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