Criminal 2016 poster
The CIA's last hope is in the mind of a criminal.
Directed By
Ariel Vromen
Produced By
Chris Bender
Christa Campbell
Boaz Davidson
Mark Gill
Lati Grobman
Matthew O'Toole
Trevor Short
J. C. Spink
John Thompson
Written By
Douglas Cook
David Weisberg
Edited By
Danny Rafic
Dana Gonzales
Campbell-Grobman Films
Millennium Films
Distributed By
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Release Date
April 7, 2016 (London)
April 15, 2016 (United States)
113 minutes
Rating R
$31.5 milion

Criminal is a 2016 action thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen and written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. It stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones in their second collaboration following the 1991 film JFK. The film was released on April 15, 2016 by Summit Entertaiment.


CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) dies while traveling to a secret location to meet a hacker who can launch missiles at will. Desperate to find his whereabouts, officials turn to an experimental neurosurgeon who can transfer memories from one brain to another. The guinea pig for the procedure is Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner), a violent and dangerous death-row inmate. Now gifted with Pope's skills and knowledge, Stewart must race against time to stop a sinister international conspiracy.



Critical responseEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 14%, based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 3.7/10. On Metacritic the film has a score of 36 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

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