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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

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 | Bulgaria

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

Gross USA:

$14,708,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,803,993
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Antje Traue, and Kevin Costner have all appeared in DC comics films: Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern (Green Lantern (2011)), Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)), Jones as Two-Face (Batman Forever (1995)), Oldman as Commissioner Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Antje Traue as Faora-Ul, and Costner as Jonathan Kent (Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)). Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds have also appeared in Marvel comic films. Tommy Lee Jones played General Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Ryan Reynolds played Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Deadpool (2016). See more »

Goofs

The woman at the counter in the library sends Jericho to the 4th floor, while in fact she is British and would therefor refer to it as the 3rd floor, not the 4th. 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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Connections

Featured in Criminal: Director's Notes (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Interesting Character/actor twist
19 April 2016 | by stevenbgrissomSee all my reviews

Michael Pitt, who played Jan Stroop, and Gary Oldman, who played bad-ass CIA guy, Quaker Wells, both played Mason Verger, of "Hannibal" fame. Oldman played the elderly version of Verger, trying to trap and torture Hannibal Lecter. Pitt played a young Verger version in the more recent, and now defunct, "Hannibal" television series. While Oldman is a critically acclaimed actor, and widely recognized for his expertise. Pitt has played some very unusual roles throughout the course of his career. One of his most memorable, at least for me, was one of his early roles. As a high school psychopath, opposite his classmate and psychopath buddy, Ryan Gosling, and cop, Sandra Bullock, in "Murder By Numbers". An awesome flick. If you haven't viewed it... You should.


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