Johnny is a poker-faced, old world outlaw whose only driving force is money. A professional killer and master of escape, Johnny is soon offered the big cash score that has constantly eluded him. The Catch? He and five other criminals must complete various jobs from an anonymous employer before they get the chance at some serious money. Johnny, who is a gun for hire, soon teams up with the five criminals on different jobs knowing in advance that they are all enemies. Johnny's life is quickly put in danger when two of the criminals find out that he is working for their rival. The result of this leads to numerous set-ups, double crosses and deadly confrontations, where only one fortunate soul will be left standing. Greatness, wealth and power beyond their wildest dreams await these undesirables. The only thing they have to do now... is stay alive long enough to claim it. Written by
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Most of the film was shot with a three-man crew using an Arriflex 16mm BL camera. Jake Roquemore and Alberto Rodriguez behind the camera and Manny Hernandez in front of the camera, serving as stunt double, body double, or as a multitude of characters. See more »
Criminal Xing is from writer/director Alberto G. Rodriguez. The story and movie are thin. 6 professional criminals must compete to earn a place on a crew that is going for a highly profitable heist. To prove themselves each criminal is given a series of smaller crimes to do.
The anti hero Johnny is a contract killer always looking for that big score. This heist could be it. The story twist is as expected. The criminals are enemies with old scores to settle with one another. Hokey action doesn't help this movie out. It is poorly shown. If you like to watch every B grade movie about crime that comes out then rent this knowing it's not entertaining.
I did like Brianna Herrera as Lita. Hope to see more of her in movies. The DVD cover of Criminal Xing looks terrific. Only if as much care was put in to making the movie.
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