Criminal [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5294422
  • Release Date: 07/26/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (530 out of 562)

Special Features


  • "Criminal Intent" Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Director's Notes Featurette
  • Madsonik's "Drift and Fall Again" Music Video

Synopsis


Criminal
Sociopathic death-row inmate Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner) is implanted with the memories of a deceased CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) in a desperate attempt to thwart a deadly plot involving a Dutch hacker (Michael Pitt). At the same time, Jerico reconnects with his own humanity as he bonds with the late agent's family. Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gal Gadot co-star in this espionage thriller directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner - Jerico Stewart
  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman - Quaker Wells
  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones - Dr. Franks
  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds - Bill Pope
  • Gal Gadot
    Gal Gadot - Jill Pope



Overall customer rating

4.3
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Costner still has it

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    MovieBuff
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    In Criminal, Kevin Costner (who is barely recognizable in this movie) puts in a moving performance as Jericho, a brain-damaged criminal who turns out to be the perfect test subject for a memory implant procedure. Tommy Lee Jones (who looks like he is around 120 years old in this picture) drifts through the movie as the mad scientist who the CIA pays to conduct some experimental brain surgery. I normally love Tommy Lee Jones, but most of the time in this movie he looks like he is either falling asleep or on his deathbed. Costner winds-up with a dead CIA agent's (Ryan Reynolds) memories implanted into his skull, which come leaking out as the movie moves along. Gary Oldman puts in a solid performance as Costner's CIA handler and Gal Gadot plays the CIA agent's grieving wife. The movie starts out looking like a by-the-numbers spy movie, with Reynolds making a brief appearance at the beginning. After a bit of backstory on the main characters the theme switches gears to a high-speed thriller, punctuated by some compelling interaction between Costner and Gadot. I wouldn't quite call this a sci-fi movie, but the whole "brain transfer" thing obviously has some sci-fi elements to it. As plots go, the movie is pretty average. Bad guy is chased by main character, who himself may or may not be a bad guy. What really gives this film its strength is the great performance by Costner though. He pretty much carries this movie. I'm not normally a huge Costner fan, but he really stepped-up his game for this role. It was a good enough performance that I actually had no idea that Kevin Costner was the main character until I saw the final credits roll. His face and voice are pretty much unrecognizable. Anyway, it was a fun movie to watch and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely worth your time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Brutish Action Flick that’s An Outstanding View.

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    Elements of the Frankenstein myth are reinvented, improved and integrated into this interesting high-concept type of a movie. In the beginning it’s a very high-tech caper do to a national emergency situation - as the plot ensues it reduces itself to the basics of sheer survival. The saga is exceptionally fast-paced with tension and unexpected surprises a-plenty. There are precious moments of release from the action with the display of fondness but by-in-large this is a brutish action flick that’s an outstanding view. The film is very-well casted – the entire cast holds their own and comes together in their telling of the story – and it was competently directed as well. London and its suburbs are also a central character to this film, and its’ sound-track and sound-effects materially assisted and complemented the films story-telling. Collectively, it all comes together for a great emotional and memorable viewing experience.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable

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    DDunnDatBoi
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    This was a very good movie I am so glad I went to see it in spite of the spoilers people have been saying about it. Kevin Costner did a great job of transitioning from a bad guy to a guy that was just learning to have emotions love the ending of the movie. You should go see this movie in spite of the critics. I don't want to give too much detail about the movie but I really enjoyed it. In the beginning he didn't do what everyone wanted him to do and I think that is what made the movie good because it wasn't straight up predictable. Some parts you may guess on but not totally. When the bad guys make progress you enjoy seeing g them get what's coming to them. Go see this movie. Great cast too

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will you?

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    Will you forget this film once it is over? Maybe. Will you be talking about it for years to come? Probably not. But you will still be in for quite a ride. You will be taking an adventure like you would experience a seat-belted classic roller coaster from that first click of the securely locked safety bar, then comes that mounting ascent of anticipation, tipping over and down through all of the twists, turns, and surprising sensations until your car finally comes to a satisfying halt at the end of the ride. So until that next masterpiece comes along, how about a thrill ride in the meantime? You could do worse.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for Costner fans

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    johndoe7
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    This movie was billed as an action movie. Should have been a drama or sci-fi film. There IS action here and there, but not as advertised. The real draw of the film comes from Kevin Costners performance and the movie stealing Gal Gadot. She was by far the best performance of the film. Gary Oldman is wasted and Tommy Lee Jones' character doesn't add much. Both actors do good jobs, but just don't get the depth they deserve. I was excited to see Scott Adkins play "not Scott Adkins" but disappointed he wasn't given a lot to do other then run around in a suit and tie. Worth seeing but might not want to buy it right away.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good movie!!!

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    UncleLouie
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    I really liked this movie! I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through, and I thought I could figure it all out, but I was never able to see the twists and turns ahead of time. The thing I like best about it is that the movie - despite all the action, and gory action at that - is really all about people. People and personalities and knowing good vs evil and wrong from right...and how a person can know wrong from right, and then cherish that knowledge once one sees it. If it was a book it would be a page turner.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cast and plot

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    HugoDumas
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    CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) dies while traveling to a secret location to meet a hacker who can launch missiles at will. Desperate to find his whereabouts, officials turn to an experimental neurosurgeon who can transfer memories from one brain to another. The guinea pig for the procedure is Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner), a violent and dangerous death-row inmate. Now gifted with Pope's skills and knowledge, Stewart must race against time to stop a sinister international conspiracy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie.

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    Donnk
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    The movie starts out looking like a by-the-numbers spy movie. After a bit of backstory on the main characters the theme switches gears to a high-speed thriller, punctuated by some compelling interaction between Costner and Gadot. I wouldn't quite call this a sci-fi movie, but the whole "brain transfer" thing obviously has some sci-fi elements to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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