5.8/10
13,612
45 user 92 critic

Life of Crime (2013)

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.

Director:

Writers:

(written for the screen by), (based on the book "The Switch" written by)
Reviews
Popularity
3,747 ( 1,193)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Tyra Taylor
...
...
Ray
...
Officer Dixon
Kevin Porter Young ...
Officer Kenny
...
Pamela Taylor
...
Shelly Taylor
Jill Abramovitz ...
Jan
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Right target. Wrong woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (Bahamas)  »

Also Known As:

The Switch  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$261,695 (USA) (19 September 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank and Mickey's son is called Bo. Jennifer Aniston starred in Rumor Has It... (2005) where her character falls for a man named Bo. See more »

Goofs

The movie opens as Detroit 1978 although the newspaper front pages throughout the movie are from February 1977. The vehicle license plates appeared to be 1979 and not the Bicentennial license plates that were valid from 1976 through 1978. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Dawson: [talking about Melanie] She looks like a million bucks.
See more »

Connections

References Sanford and Son: Fred's Treasure Garden (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Change It
Written By Frankie Miller
Performed by Brett Boyett
Produced by Brett Boyett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Recommended if you know what you're getting into
20 September 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Checked "Life of Crime" in Amsterdam and loved it, as did most of the audience... Unlike many of the reviewers here, who may have gone in expecting something different.

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def and Tim Robbins, "Life of Crime" is NOT a romantic comedy or straight crime story. Rather, it is an Elmore Leonard-derived caper tale set in the late 70s, with the soundtrack and mustaches to match. Staying true to the author's ethos, the dialog is smart, the jokes are hilarious in quite subtle ways, and the storyline gently bends until the protagonists end up in an entirely different place than they were planning to.

Actors usually love doing Leonard scripts - he prefers to let mouths do the talking, not fists - and the cast pretty much nails it here. I loved Mos Def, Isla Fisher and Robbins in particular, but it is Aniston who steals the show. All those years post-Rachel, her comedic timing is still impeccable, and she still has the capacity to get you to care for her, even when cast as a hopeless housewife.

The verdict: I thought "Life of Crime" was just as enjoyable as other recent Elmore Leonard adaptations (that had way bigger budgets and box office mojo): Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" and Soderbergh's "Out of Sight", and would recommend "Life of Crime" especially to people who loved the latter.


33 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?