MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9 this week

Felon (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  17 July 2008 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 63,116 users   Metascore: 58/100
Reviews: 132 user | 48 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Director:

Writer:

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

a list of 22 titles
created 02 Feb 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Felon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Felon (2008)

Felon (2008) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Felon.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cell 211 (2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Director: Daniel Monzón
Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A hit man, sent to kill a veteran Hollywood stuntman, falls in love with the target's daughter and decides to become a stunt-man himself.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Matthew Modine, James Caan, Joey Lauren Adams
Columbus Day (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.

Director: Charles Burmeister
Stars: Val Kilmer, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Richard Edson
Conspiracy (2008)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A seasoned senior enlisted special operations (spec ops) United States Marine is wounded during combat operations in Iraq. He is retired from the Marine Corps and visits a friend on a ranch... See full summary »

Director: Adam Marcus
Stars: Val Kilmer, Gary Cole, Jennifer Esposito
2:22 (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.

Director: Phillip Guzman
Stars: Mick Rossi, Robert Miano, Aaron Gallagher
Played (2006)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with its despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight-year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.

Director: Sean Stanek
Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Jon Gries, Elaine Hendrix, Val Kilmer
Summer Love (2006)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A small peaceful village suddenly becomes a very dangerous place when a foreigner appears with a wanted man.

Director: Piotr Uklanski
Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Karel Roden, Katarzyna Figura
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In Sofia, Bulgaria in 1992, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant and becomes a victim of mistaken identity, as seen in the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest.

Director: Dennis Dimster
Stars: Val Kilmer, Izabella Miko, Julian Wadham
A Prophet (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A documentary on military PTSD, focusing on the experiences of two friends who are veterans of the war in Iraq.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Patricia Driscoll, Jayson Floyd, Tyler Grey
Evel (2015)
Biography

A chronicle of Evel Knivel's life, with a focus on his major stunts of the 1960s and 70s.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Vincent Miller ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jake Walker ...
...
Edit

Storyline

The family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No Rules. No Hope. No Way Out.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Criminal  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This production was funded in conjunction with New Mexico's Film Investment Program. See more »

Goofs

Opposing prison gangs would never be allowed to share the same small recreation yard in an Administrative Segregation Unit. The only time this would even occur would be on the mainline population yard. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Camrose: Though it wasn't the only reason I watched out for him. And I tried to explain that to him. He was one of my true friends.
Wade Porter: Mine too.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A very accomplished movie
16 July 2008 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's really nice to stumble upon good movies when you don't expect it. Nowadays, we are becoming more and more guided by the marketing that goes behind the movies, to realize when we actually go see them that we are often left unsatisfied.

Felon is a movie about a man who is working hard to create a life for himself and his family, he has worked hard to establish his own business and feels as though he is finally ready to start reaping the fruits of his labour. Then, life brings a unexpected twist and he finds himself in prison. From this point on, we see transformations of a man who is forced into a new world where he has no control.

This movie is a great glimpse of the extreme conditions that the American correctional system can create. It also displays very well how people can get corrupted by power. All the actors in this movie shine and portray perfectly their characters. The story is very well told and by the end of the movie, you are left reflecting on how the correctional system has so many flaws and how it drives people to become their worst, both as inmates and as guards. However, the film also shows that even in these circumstances, there are great acts of humanity and compassion.

A very good movie, definitely worth the watch. 8/10.


212 of 229 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
experienced this in jail, can only imagine prison kls3314
inter-race-kid moviem8
would you have done what John Smith had done? mojohojo-1
Prison Inmate Number On Their Back - 4A1L (Fail?) MaXimus421
Give me solitary, no yard time' 1.5 years... nothingbutflowers
Sampson TheBloke23
Discuss Felon (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page