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Life of Crime (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  29 August 2014 (Bahamas)
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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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Right target. Wrong woman.

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Comedy | Crime

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

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,422 (USA) (29 August 2014)

Gross:

$261,695 (USA) (19 September 2014)
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"Wanna fuck?" Melanie says same thing to Louis in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

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The brand of golf ball used in the Bahamas scene is "Noodle Long and Soft" which were introduced 25 years after the setting of the picture. See more »

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Ordell Robbie: So Richard, I got a little joke for you, you might like this one. You too, Lewis. A Dude goes to the doctor. Doctor says: "Sir, you have to stop masturbating". The patient goes: "Why?" And the doctor goes: "because I'm trying to exam you".
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I'm Not Afraid of Love
Written by Tyler Ludy and Edgar Matthews
Performed by Sharen Clark and The Product of Time
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An excellent low-key thriller
8 September 2014 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

In Life of Crime, unlike many crime thrillers, the focus is on the characters rather than on achievement of maximum possible violence. All of the major characters have their stories and some of them seem to learn from their foolish and sometimes implausible actions. To me, it's refreshing to watch a crime movie in which things continually go wrong as the limitations of the characters are revealed. There's violence, a natural accompaniment to crime, but it's normal violence, not extreme and glamorous solutions to problems of psychotics. And people respond to it in ways that are sometimes smart and sometimes stupid. This is a genre movie that's far better than most.


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