MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,317 this week

Criminal Ways (2003)
"The Wannabes" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 September 2003 (Australia)
4.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.0/10 from 396 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 4 critic

The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 76 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 719 titles
created 22 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1243 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 523 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 01 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Criminal Ways" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Criminal Ways (2003)

Criminal Ways (2003) on IMDb 4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Criminal Ways.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Steve 'The Wog Boy' Karamitsis inherits a beach on the resort island of Mykonos from an uncle he's never met.

Director: Peter Andrikidis
Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades
The Lookout (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Director: Scott Frank
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode
London I (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Hunter Richards
Stars: Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham
Acropolis Now (1989–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The lives of the owners and workers at a Greek cafe in Melbourne.

Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris, Mary Coustas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley
The Wog Boy (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Steve liked Celia from the moment they met. But following a clash with her boss, Raelene Beagle-Thorpe, Minister for employment, he finds himself on national television branded as ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Vellis
Stars: Nick Giannopoulos, Lucy Bell, Vince Colosimo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to support where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.

Director: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Bachelorette (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.

Director: Leslye Headland
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan
Hot Rod (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.

Director: Akiva Schaffer
Stars: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin
Visions (2016)
Horror | Thriller

After moving to her vineyard to be with her husband, a pregnant woman begins to experience terrifying visions.

Director: Kevin Greutert
Stars: Isla Fisher, Jim Parsons, Anson Mount
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Danny
...
Marcus
...
Kirsty
...
Jimmy King
...
Aurora 'Rory' Van Dyke
...
Stewie
Costas Kilias ...
Adrian
...
Hammer
Chantal Contouri ...
Sally
Nicholas Fleming ...
Oliver
...
Lita (as Jemma Rivera Wilks)
Terry Gill ...
Barney the Bear
David Watson ...
Granville Van Dyke
...
Bill Gennaro
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ...
Edit

Storyline

The world's worst actor Danny, meets the world's worst crook Marcus and their lives are changed forever...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Kid's entertainment, it's criminal.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Criminal Ways  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$468,847 (Australia) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$468,847 (Australia) (26 September 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Marcus: Bill, say something!
Bill Gennaro: Are you right, Danny? Were did the bitch shoot you? Stomach? Heart?
Danny: ...Elbow
Bill Gennaro: What? Can you get my jacket off, its a Versace!
See more »

Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too much for the kids but too stupid for anyone over 10.
16 September 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews



I loved Wogboy, Nick Giannopoulos' earlier hit. The Wannabes was a major disappointment to me. Wogboy came from where the writer understood and has successfully used this genre over the past 15 or so years on stage and TV.

The Wannabes starts of with some badly drawn characters "the world's worst actor", cardboard cutout crims and the obvious bad girl with the heart of gold for love interest. Needless to say, everything else follows the formula.

Many ideas should and would have been discarded with re-writes, the "Flashdance" reference is one and their big break where they are "discovered" just left me confused for the mess that was on the screen.

Don't take the kids as it's language content is definitely not for the kids but can adults sit through guys doing a bad Hi-5 imitation without the cute girls to look at?


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is the bomb! stike-monkey
i was in it leahp65
Worst Movie in the History of Australian Cinema? Who_Needs_Remote_Control
MySpace Wannabes Page nickthegreek66
tony is kool lizzy_vampire
Discuss Criminal Ways (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?