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The Criminal (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  January 2001 (UK)
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A musician is plunged into a world of femmes fatales, espionage, deceit, state-ordered executions and trial by media.

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Jasper Rawlins
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Det. Insp. Walker
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Peter Hume
Natasha Little ...
Sarah Maitland
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Mason
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Det. Sgt. Rebecca White
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Harris
Jana Carpenter ...
Grace
Justin Shevlin ...
The Barker
Barry Stearn ...
Noble
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Clive
Timothy Bateson ...
Thomas
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Arsey Barmaid
Matthew Blackmore ...
Guy
Ingrid Bradley ...
Scantily dressed woman
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Jasper Rawlins, a none-too-successful musician, finds himself chatting with a beautiful woman at his neighborhood bar. She goes home with him, direct and frank in answer to his nervousness. During the night, someone breaks into his flat and cuts her throat. He runs into the arms of the police, who dismiss his story, but release him while they search for the weapon. He investigates the crime, and over the next few days, meets a knowing pornographer, hit men, and other schemers. As dead bodies pile up wherever he goes, the police are soon looking for him with guns drawn. As he discovers secrets about a shadowy corporation, the police close in. Can he find someone to trust? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Innocence Is No Protection

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Peter Hume: The refugees, genocide... they're just a sideshow, distracting everyone from the real agenda: power and influence.
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9 February 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is really just something to watch when you are bored. It's by no means the worst film on the world, but it could have been so much better.

There are some funny moments, and parts where you do wonder just what the hells going on. You can decide for yourself whether that is a good thing or a bad thing.

I did enjoy the beginning, the way it kind of gave you a false sense of security; how it gave you the impression that the film might be something that was completely different from what it turned out to be. But it did go down hill from there on end.


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