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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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Cast

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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
Freddy Bosche ...
CIA Agent Pfeffer
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Storyline

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 ex-convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate 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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The mission is in the memories. 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)

Gross:

$14,268,533 (USA) (6 May 2016)
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Production Designer Jon Henson worked with a vast array of practical London locations. Henson's process was unusual because of the sci-fi science fiction aspects of the film. "In the early stages we put a lot of time into researching memory transfers, talking to many experts in the field," Henson recalled. "We had meetings with brain surgeons, neurologists and scientists studying memory." See more »

Goofs

When the Dutchman looks at the code from Wormhole, he is in fact just looking at a scrolling file system directory listing. It lists among others: Internet Explorer, Safari, and Mario Paint. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Franks: Looks like Bill is here to stay
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Featured in Criminal: Director's Notes (2016) See more »

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L'Amour
Performed by Rouge Rouge
Published by Les Notes Qui S'Aiment/ Warner Chappell Music France
Composed by Nicolas Errèra, Jean Croc (as Grégoire Meunier AKA Jean Croc), Jack Arel, Yves Stéphane
Courtesy of Pschent music
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Criminal: Thankfully an all-star Cast.
13 July 2016 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

This film has been saved by its stars: Ryan Reynolds first and Kevin Costner few minutes later will make you forget most of plot's unbelievable logical holes, awful editing (what's Alice Eve's end?), repetitive scenes and complete lack of bad guy's motive (Jordi Mollà).

And Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman and Michael Pitt (Alice Eve here is little more than an extra) strive to fill with workmanship and dignity their otherwise gaunt supporting roles.

They all succeed in saving the day and in the end you won't fall asleep or leave theater in contempt. But on your way home you could probably comment that this is one of the most useless (or unconvincing) films you ever watched.


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