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Criminal

R| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis (John C. Reilly), recruits Rodrigo (Diego Luna), a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan (Peter Mullan). Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but needs money to help out his ill father. The situation becomes more complicated when Rodrigo falls for Gaddis' sister, Valerie (Maggie Gyllenhaal), drawing another player into the game.

Cast: John C. Reilly , Diego Luna , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Jonathan Tucker , Peter Mullan , Zitto Kazann , Brandon Keener , Maeve Quinlan

Director: Gregory Jacobs

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Independent

Criminal (2004)

Release Date: September 10th, 2004|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • Here's the problem: The movie was made just four years ago by Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky. It is called "Nine Queens," and it is vastly superior to this blah U.S. remake from director Gregory Jacobs. show more

  • The problems lie not with the actors but with a glib approach that exposes the flaws of the original story. show more

  • Apart from Luna's exquisitely subtle performance, Criminal's strongest suit is the so-artless-it's-artful cinematography by Chris Menges, which gives the impression of being shot by a fly on the wall. Similarly, Alex Wurman's jazz-infused score contributes to the improvisational atmosphere. show more

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