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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    There are times when a Kilmer performance is like watching a clock move: well-timed and oddly compelling, even though it's totally predictable. That's the case with Felon, which doesn't belong to Kilmer but which he steals anyhow. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The most startling performance comes from Val Kilmer as Wade's hardened cellmate, a man who combines bitterness with wisdom. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Kilmer and Dorff, who was also an executive producer, immerse themselves in difficult roles. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A good cast and disciplined direction add some distinction to Ric Roman Waugh's Felon, which is basically the old tale about an innocent man corrupted by a stay in prison. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Val Kilmer, as a polite horn-rimmed sociopath with a heart of gold, keeps showing up to drop Nietzschean pensées. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Mr. Dorff’s hot-wired portrayal of a prisoner under physical and psychic siege gives Felon its emotional through line as Wade’s attitude metamorphoses from stunned disbelief, to terror, to despair, to fury and finally to hope. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Stephen Dorff's powerhouse perf as an ordinary Joe trapped behind bars with warring ethnic psychopaths propels Felon well ahead of its expose/exploitation brethren while still avoiding the pious learning curves of Frank Darabont's prestige prison dramas. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Harold Perrineau gives unintentionally comic expression in Felon to the delineation between his character's public and private scruples. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Felon is not a total bust. What does work is because of the strength of the actors. Dorff brings a visceral sense of desperation to his performance, though he does tend to go too big too quickly. Kilmer gives the film its center as an alien, still presence amid the chaos around him. show more

  • 75
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Felon's dialogue is overheated and some of its plot twists are preposterous, yet it's still white-knuckle tense, and held together by dozens of small, well-observed moments. show more

  • October 28, 2010 T4hawk2
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    Well acted, directed and written. I would highly recommend this film. This could happen to anyone

  • November 09, 2008 Cschierman
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    loved it as much as shawshank,,,val is hot in this movie!

  • September 14, 2008 Gary
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    In a way,,,, movie kind of reminds me of "Shaw Shank Redemption" (1996,, starring Morgan Freeman).

  • July 23, 2008 sdudek1490
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    good movie. why aren't they promoting it?

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