|Starring:||John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Jun 2005|
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Smooth talking men stealing old womens moneyBy jamster321 from Surrey , 20 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]A stylish con-man film, using the same recipe as Matchstick Men and Oceans 12. It relies on the final twist for the films aftertaste, and the rest of the film will seem a lot more interesting after it is revealed.
Although, the first time through it is still entertaining, and has moments that make you feel you could become a con-man. Excellent for a rainy weekend or if you crave smooth talking men stealing old womens money.
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OK thriller if you have nothing else to do.By verian2 from Cambridge, England , 17 Jul 2006Routine caper, doesn't linger in the memory, but not bad.
DecafBy halfNice (8 reviews) from BRACKNELL , 01 Jul 2006Criminal is an ok movie, but it's not the real thing, it's merely decaf. If you want to enjoy the full pleasure of this story rent the original Nine Queens.
i havent seen the originalBy a customer from leeds , 21 Jun 2006i thought this film was good but i havent seen the original so if you have dont listen to this review but i do reccomend
AverageBy a customer from Sussex , 14 Apr 2006Well-made, but unexceptional grifter drama which fails partly because John C. Reilly's character is not sufficiently sleazy and unlikeable and partly because the ending is telegraphed from fairly early on. Not a patch on David Mamet's 'con' films covering similar territory.
Minimal CriminalBy Redondo (42 reviews) from Swindon , 20 Feb 2006To watch Criminal is to watch John C Reilly in full flow. Reilly plays the criminal in question who, aided by a young enthusiastic novice, moves from one con job to the next in order to better themselves financially - 'Why pay for gas if you don't have to?' For the majority, the film plays like a buddy cop movie without the cops. Despite being a little short on content and having an all to familiar conclusion, It's well scripted and superbly acted. You will find it hard not to enjoy what is an effective little crime caper.