Life of Crime Synopsis
A crooked millionaire decides not to pay the ransom on his kidnapped wife (Jennifer Aniston).
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The Guardian

By Catherine Shoard
It gleams with a faintly-tacky, country club sheen, as if it'd been sheep-dipped in essence of 70s and come out feeling peachy.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
It's a showcase of proficient storytelling that's eager to entertain.
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
With the genial pairing of Jennifer Aniston as a rich guy’s trophy wife and John Hawkes as a low-rent criminal at the center of a colorful...
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Flavorful yet brisk like the book, Life of Crime loses some of its source material’s character development as well as a few minor narrative...
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60

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
A solid, middle-of-the-road Leonard adaptation that lacks the singularity to be something more.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
One of the brighter aspects of Life of Crime, which otherwise ambles along good naturedly, is the casting.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime starts promisingly and ends with a smile but underwhelms in between.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
This one belongs to the women: As a gold-digging mistress, Isla Fisher does half-smart expertly, while Jennifer Aniston demonstrates her...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
Down to its too-crisp rubber Nixon masks, Daniel Schechter's film revels in obnoxiously self-aware period detail.
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By drqderm
Lowest budget movie that bores you to death...

Worst

By Chandidevi
Please save your money. Please!...

Fantastic

By eugenebrill
Great movie, great cast, GREAT director! @danielschechter...

The greatest

By taylorehill
An amazingly well-paced and joyful film....

Loved it!

By BettyRelo
We loved this movie! Fantastic from start to finish. Surprising and funny and beautifully acted. A delight!...

Funny but slow pace

By blknomad2k
still not sure how Jennifer Aniston lands acting jobs, but this movie was good in spite of her....

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Rated R | For for language, some sexual content and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Cool, funny Elmore Leonard crime tale has sex and language.
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