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.
Numerous sequences in the film, were influenced by the capital city of London, England, where the picture was shot. "We really wanted to try things in the city that had not been done before," said Jon Henson. "For example, we came across Connaught Bridge, this great East End drawbridge that opens like a gate to allow boats through. It had never been filmed before, which excited us, so we came up with the idea of a gunfight on the bridge, ending in a car driving right into the river. It required very detailed planning and permissions. We built scale models of the bridge and had many logistical meetings. But it's one of the best action sequences in the film in my opinion, and it resulted in some really atmospheric underwater work that wouldn't have existed otherwise." See more »
The engine start time is way off when the Dutchman is trying to leave in the Beechcraft Super King Air 300/350 near the end of the movie. From the first sound of the engine starting, until the aircraft is moving with both engines running, is only 9 seconds. In real life, starting both engines, even in a hurry, would require 75-90 seconds, and that's even cutting some corners. See more »
They messed with my brain. Thought they knew what they'd get, but they were wrong. They don't know me. I do not know what happens next, but this I do know: you hurt me... I hurt you worse.
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"Criminal" (2016) is kinda "been there saw that" type of flick - nothing original, nothing super exciting, but as a one evening guilty pleasure it does it's job, at least partly.
The cast is superb, and everyone did their OK jobs for the material, except for Tommy Lee Jones - this is "you got to be kidding me" type of performance - he goes with one facial expression during whole flick, expression that says "what am i doing here? what is this thing?".
Overall, nice execution and OK story with some fun acting makes this flick work for one boring evening. There is even some descent music in it, the one in the van and the one at very end - closing song was great.
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