“Criminal” is a 2016 American-British action thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen and starring an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gal Gadot. The film follows a death-row inmate who is implanted with the memories of a deceased CIA agent in order to complete a mission.
Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner) is a dangerous criminal who has spent his entire life behind bars. When a CIA agent named Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is killed while trying to retrieve a valuable piece of information, the agency decides to implant Pope's memories into Stewart's brain in the hope that he can complete the mission. However, Stewart is unpredictable and unstable, and the operation doesn't go as planned.
As Stewart navigates the dangerous world of espionage and assassination, he begins to experience Pope's memories and emotions, including his love for his wife Jill (Gal Gadot). With the clock ticking and the CIA hot on his trail, Stewart must use all of his skills to stay alive and complete the mission.
While “Criminal” was not a critical or commercial success, it did receive a nomination for Best Original Score at the 17th World Soundtrack Awards in 2017. The film's score was composed by Brian Tyler and Keith Power.
Despite mixed reviews, “Criminal” has gained a small following of fans who appreciate its intense action sequences and the performances of its star-studded cast.
|Directed by||Ariel Vromen|
|Produced by||J. C. Spink Jake Weiner Mark Gill Matt O'Toole Christa Campbell|
|Written by||Douglas Cook David Weisberg|
|Starring||Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal Gadot, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollà, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins, Amaury Nolasco, Ryan Reynolds,|
|Music by||Brian Tyler Keith Power|
|Edited by||Danny Rafic|
|Millennium Films BenderSpink Campbell-Grobman Films|
|Distributed by||Summit Entertainment (through Lionsgate)|
|Release date||April 5, 2016 (Tel Aviv) April 15, 2016 (United States)|
|Running time||113 minutes|
|Box office||$38.8 million|