Friday, April 15, 2016

Criminal Movie Review

Kevin Costner stars in Criminal

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Rotten Tomatoes Plot: From Summit Entertainment. The memories and skills of a CIA agent are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal in order to stop an international terrorist. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Stars Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Alice Eve and Ryan Reynolds.

Costner's Jericho warns, "You hurt me, I hurt you worse." Trouble is, screenwriters Douglas Cook & David Weisberg inflict even more damage in Criminal... a poorly written, but strangely entertaining film. Credit Costner for the latter: He's super effective as a psycho. Unfortunately, everyone else stinks. Oldman complains, "We want a refund," and I couldn't agree more. It's shot well, but the script rivals London Has Fallen for 2016's worst. Speaking of, leave it to Hollywood to turn gun-free London into a literal war zone overnight. Can we please dial down the violence a bit lot? It's completely outta control.

Grade: C