Life Of Crime Reviews

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August 31, 2014
An amiable diversion, though not a terribly memorable one. Elmore Leonard aficionados longing for a truly worthy sendoff of the master crime writer will have to look ahead toward the upcoming final season of Justified, and cross their fingers.
August 29, 2014
It doesn't quite transcend its own haphazard, impoverished story.
August 29, 2014
Thanks to Leonard's source material and the outstanding cast, it works.
August 29, 2014
Well worth seeing, particularly for Leonard people.
August 29, 2014
All this is more amusing in theory than practice, partly because Leonard's world of wiseguys and slapstick violence has become so familiar - the caper-movie default mode.
August 29, 2014
There's a lot of talent up on screen put to no grand use.
May 25, 2019
With a cast this good, to be this lifeless is criminal.
March 22, 2019
The film just feels so...flimsy.
February 8, 2019
Hawkes and Mos Def are their charismatic selves and are well placed to deliver Leonard's zippy dialogue, yet the wistful fetishism of the aesthetics smoothers their character's rough corners and dilutes some of their attitude.
November 14, 2017
The film stops short of being something truly memorable but has just the right amount of witty turns, deft plot twists, funny situations and interesting characters.
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