Criminal Synopsis
Two grifters team up to pull a master forgery.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Apart from Luna's exquisitely subtle performance, Criminal's strongest suit is the so-artless-it's-artful cinematography by Chris Menges,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie is fast and fun. Best of all are the actors, who likewise seem to know they've lucked into a rare good gig.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Jacobs keeps the action moving rapidly and gets solid performances from an ensemble cast, especially the rumpled Reilly.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Just as exciting and socially vivid as Bielinsky's. Yet, somehow it's more stressful. The American characters practically sweat...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A respectable caper movie in the tradition of "The Sting" and David Mamet's "Heist."
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The performances are winning -- Gyllenhaal is particularly sharp as an aggrieved sibling, and there's mutual zing in her scenes with Reilly.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The casting falters on every level compared with Queens.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although Criminal retains its source material's cleverness and intricate plotting, something seems to have been lost in the translation.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The problems lie not with the actors but with a glib approach that exposes the flaws of the original story.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's the problem: The movie was made just four years ago by Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky. It is called "Nine Queens," and it is...
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Rated R | For language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ This con man movie is best for older teens and up.
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