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Criminal (2016)

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In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

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Quaker Wells
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Dr. Franks
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Xavier Heimdahl (as Jordi Molla)
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Jan Strook - The Dutchman
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Esteban Ruiza
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Marta Lynch
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Elsa Mueller
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Pete Greensleeves
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Emma Pope
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CIA Agent Pfeffer
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CIA Agent #2
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Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

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Take me to the Dutchman. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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15 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Mente implacable  »

Box Office

Budget:

$31,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,767,278 (USA) (15 April 2016)

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$14,268,533 (USA) (6 May 2016)
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Playing Special Agent Esteban Ruiza was Amaury Nolasco. Nolasco was gratified to have the rare chance to work with simultaneously with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones. "Working with these three Academy Award-winning and nominated actors was like going back to school," he mused. "All I did was watch and learn. Seeing their process, watching how they approached every scene and listening to their anecdotes in between takes, was all priceless. Don't tell anyone, but I would have taken this role for free, just to get the opportunity to work with these three giants." Most of all, Nolasco, whose character tracks Jerico Stewart through London, was moved by his story. "I found it intriguing the way Jerico gets another chance at life. This is a guy who was dealt bad cards. It was not a choice. Life was just unfair to him. But now he gets to see and live a different life. It may not be his, but it sure is better than the one he had," he concluded. "It is filled with emotions, feelings, and the ability to care and love. When he screams to Quaker Wells 'they matter to me' about Jill and Emma Pope, you see who he has become." See more »

Goofs

Around 01h40m, when at the CIA office is listen to some TV news about the aborted missile launch near the Portugal coast, you see two TV screens, one with President Barack Obama and another with the ex-Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho. At the filming release dates in February 2016, the Prime Minister of Portugal is Antonio Costa, since November 2015 and not Pedro Passos Coelho. See more »

Quotes

Jericho Stewart: [still standing after being shot with a tranquilizer] You're gonna need another one.
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Referenced in Criminal Intent (2016) See more »

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Drift And Fall Again
Written by Yael Shoshana Cohen, Dekel Dvir, Mati Gilad, Gil Landau, Rami Osservaser, Keith Power and Brian Tyler
Performed by Madsonik Feat. Lola Marsh
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
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Performance of a lifetime!
12 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I must admit it's been ages since I saw a movie that gave me the goose bumps and this movie just gave me what I wanted. Kevin Costner, all hands down, standing ovation and hats off! What a performance??!!! Costner was just unbelievable from the beginning to the end. I don't think anyone could've pulled off this role better than him. The camera work, background music, dialogues etc.. are top notch! The movie is more of an action thriller that keeps you curious from the alpha to omega!

More like Face off, just that here it's not the face but the mind that's been swapped from a CIA operative to Costner. All I can say is watch this movie at any cost cos Costner delivered what no man can do to such perfection it's almost impossible to explain. 10/10 at any cost!!


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