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Criminal (2016)

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Criminal is a movie starring Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. 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 overview, first billed only:
... Jerico Stewart
... Quaker Wells
... Dr. Franks
... Bill Pope
... Xavier Heimdahl (as Jordi Molla)
... Jill Pope
... Jan Strook - The Dutchman
... Esteban Ruiza
... Marta Lynch
... Elsa Mueller
... Pete Greensleeves
... Emma Pope
... CIA Agent Pfeffer
... CIA Agent #2
Harry Hepple ... CIA Tech


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


His last job for the CIA is in the mind of a criminal See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Lionsgate | Lionsgate Publicity |  »





Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mente implacable  »


Box Office


$31,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,767,278, 17 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,268,533, 8 May 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Jericho cuts himself on a piece of glass from the side window of a fairly modern taxicab. Side windows are made from tempered glass, and shatter into little pieces when broken. There wouldn't have been a large piece sticking out for him to cut himself on. See more »


[first lines]
Jericho Stewart: [narrating] 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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Featured in Criminal: Director's Notes (2016) See more »


Drift and Fall Again
Written by Brian Tyler, Keith Power, Yael Shoshana Cohen, Dekel Dvir, Mati Gilad, Gil Landau and Rami Osservaser
Performed by Madsonik featuring Lola Marsh
Published by Basso Profundo Music, Inc. (BMI), Madsonik Music Publishing (BMI), Conjure Music Publishing (SOCAN), Anova Music (ACUM)
By arrangement with Anova Music & Visions from the Roof
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
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Criminal: Thankfully an all-star Cast.
13 July 2016 | by 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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