Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

Ordinary Decent Criminal


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Ordinary Decent Criminal is a classic gangster movie in modern-day Ireland. It follows the extraordinary adventures of a Robin Hood character, Michael Lynch, a thief, bigamist, liar, and criminal genius who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Michael is suave, sardonic, and sexy. When his leather-clad figure weaves its way through the Dublin traffic on a powerful motorbike, people stare in awe. He loves his two wives (who happen to be sisters), his wild kids, his gang, and, most of all, his … More

Rating: R (for language, some violence and sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Gerard Stembridge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2003
Miramax - Official Site


as Michael Lynch

as Noel Quigley

as Jerome Higgins

as Tom Rooney

as Billy Lynch

as Barry

as Dr. Heer

as Lord Mayor

as Padraig Lynch

as Flinton Doorley

as Mr. Harmless

as Mrs. Hippy

as Tommy Lynch

as Breda Lynch

as Shane Lynch

as Mrs. Harmless

as Father Grogan

as Shay Kirby

as Dole Office Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Ordinary Decent Criminal

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Em vez de perder tempo com este filme, assista ao ótimo O General, inspirado no mesmo personagem, e veja o contraste entre o irlandês real (Gleeson) e o falso (Spacey).

November 12, 2003
Cinema em Cena

(It) highlights not so much the crime lord's messianic bent, but Spacey's.

Full Review… | February 24, 2003
Film Freak Central

The best thing that can be said of the picture is that it does have a few cute moments.

Full Review… | February 20, 2003
Internet Reviews

I can only imagine one thing worse than Kevin Spacey trying on an Irish accent, and that's sultry Linda Fiorentino doing the same thing.

Full Review… | January 22, 2003

Audience Reviews for Ordinary Decent Criminal

Kevin Spacey has two wives, and cops follow him around and he does 'zaney' things to get away from them so hes can blahc ahclas....sorry. Lost my interest even talking about it.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

I think if this had been based on a ture story the events would have seemed a little more intersting. Kevin Spacey plays a mastermind of a criminal, who is shared by his wife and her sister.

The only known Irish person in this film that I recognised was Colin Farrell, who played a relatively small part.

Interesting story, not very interestly told.

VERDICT: Worth a watch, but wait until it's on tv

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Kevin Spacey here takes on the role of a lovable Irish gangster with a tendency to have his face on the media and to the chagrin of the police - evade the local constablury with clever and edgy twists and talk. A Surprising crime / comedy, its not Lock Stock but I love Irish based things!!

Khris N

Super Reviewer

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