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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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Ariel Vromen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Jerico Stewart
Gary Oldman ... Quaker Wells
Tommy Lee Jones ... Dr. Franks
Ryan Reynolds ... Bill Pope
Jordi Mollà ... Xavier Heimdahl (as Jordi Molla)
Gal Gadot ... Jill Pope
Michael Pitt ... Jan Strook - The Dutchman
Amaury Nolasco ... Esteban Ruiza
Alice Eve ... Marta Lynch
Antje Traue ... Elsa Mueller
Scott Adkins ... Pete Greensleeves
Lara Decaro ... Emma Pope
Freddy Bosche ... CIA Agent Pfeffer
Emmanuel Imani ... CIA Agent #2
Harry Hepple ... CIA Tech
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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 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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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 | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Criminal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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:

$38,803,993
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ariel Vromen watched JFK (1991) between casting and principal photography. Three of its actors star in Criminal (2016): Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Criminal Intent (2016) See more »

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It's Cool Like That
Written by Norman Cambridge, Tristan Paul Henri
Published by Cavendish Music Co., LTD. (PRS)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Why I avoided this film when it was released
9 June 2018 | by jasontheterribleSee all my reviews

I despise movies where the premise is beyond credible. So after reading the reviews I decided I did not want to see another Face Off type transplant story. But wow, was I ever wrong. What I was missing is one of the best characters ever created by an actor and that was Kevin Costner's doing. He develops a totally believable and absolutely impeccable portrait of a sick psychopath who is greatly affected by an unapproved medical procedure. What is great is that he is not politically correct, weak, or conflicted. It makes him incredibly interesting in the age of weak males pandering to everyone. He gets to glimpse a normal life through the eyes of a strong man who is also moral which is the Ryan Reynolds character. He also gets to feel the love of a daughter and beautiful wife which he had never known before. All of the actors are great but Costner raised my opinion of his acting ability by a mile. The story and production is also excellent with an ending that is quite satisfying.


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