6.4/10
9,687
65 user 64 critic

Criminal (2004)

Trailer
1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Director:

Gregory Jacobs

Writers:

Fabián Bielinsky (film Nueve reinas), Gregory Jacobs (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Nicotina (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

Director: Hugo Rodríguez
Stars: Diego Luna, Marta Belaustegui, Rosa María Bianchi
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche
Sherrybaby (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

Director: Laurie Collyer
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Bottoms
The Groomsmen (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Matthew Lillard, Brittany Murphy
Panic (2000)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell
Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage
Sleepwalker (1998)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It runs the year 2010 in Argentina, it is the bicentennial of the May Revolution. During that year, the authorities carried out experimental tests with a new chemical substance and an ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Spiner
Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Sofía Viruboff, Lorenzo Quinteros
Bubble I (2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Debbie Doebereiner, Omar Cowan, Dustin James Ashley
Nine Queens (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice
City of Joy (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Independent of each other, the Pal family - parents Hazari and Kamla, and their three offspring Amrita, Shambu and Manooj - and Max Lowe arrive in Calcutta, their initial dealings there ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Joffé
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Om Puri
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ruby Weaver, a woman from New York, believes she has found the man of her dreams. And Sam Deed is really such, except for he assures that he came from the future.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, Holland Taylor
Flashback (1990)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Amurri
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Richard Gaddis
Diego Luna ... Rodrigo
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Valerie
Peter Mullan ... William Hannigan
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Ochoa
Jonathan Tucker ... Michael Gaddis
Laura Cerón ... Waitress (as Laura Ceron)
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Waitress #2
Ellen Geer ... Grandma
Brandon Keener ... Waiter / Daniel
Nick Anavio Nick Anavio ... Café Manager
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Woman in Elevator
Maeve Quinlan ... Heather / Soccer Mom
Brent Sexton ... Ron
Malik Yoba ... Frank Hill
Edit

Storyline

In Los Angeles, Richard Gaddis and a Mexican immigrant named Rodrigo, both small time con men, meet in the progress of one of their cons gone wrong, the other who proves to be the savior in the situation. Richard is looking for someone to replace his old partner, "the Jew", so that he can move onto bigger cons, while Rodrigo is trying to obtain money to help his ill father pay off some major debts. Despite their differences in operation - Richard whose cons are more in your face and he working on the premise that one needs to look rich to get rich, while Rodrigo doesn't like to bring attention to himself and thus his grifting ways - they decide to join forces. Although neither fully trusts the other, their partnership is forged on what the other can do for him: Richard figures that Rodrigo's innocent look can play to their advantage, while Rodrigo - who Richard renames "Brian" to make him seem more Caucasian and thus trustworthy - sees working with Richard as a means to get to his ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ever get the feeling you're being played? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

171 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$283,209, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$929,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,398,053
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Richard is talking to Valerie about sleeping with William (when the scene first cuts to them), his body and head are moving as if he is saying something, yet the words don't come out until 3 seconds later; then his body stops moving, yet he's still saying something. See more »

Quotes

Bookish Man: [examining the Treasury bill] The portrait is lifelike and stands out distinctly. The hairlines and the points on the seals are sharp and even, with very well-defined outlines. The background density is accurate and very well balanced. My opinion, subject to further testing, is this article is genuine.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The only opening credit is the title. See more »

Connections

Remake of Nine Queens (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing a Simple Song
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

No chemistry between stars, illogical plot.
26 June 2004 | by atmpr3See all my reviews

This first scene of this film contained more action than the rest of this rather tedious, bland remake of a recent Argentine film (which I have not seen.) There was virtually no chemistry between the two leads, Reilly and Luna. Sad sack Reilly, despite a decent performance, was miscast as the professional con man and Gyllenhaal was wasted in a minor role as Reilly's sister. Luna gave the best performance in the film as the young protégé. Scottish actor Peter Mullan played the "mark," a streetsmart "Irish" billionaire whose accent slipped from Scot to Irish every other line! By the time the surprise ending rolled around I didn't care who were the good guys, who were bad guys nor the motivations of either. The screenplay, although illogical and far-fetched, included a few good lines but I don't know if they were translated from the original film or written especially for this remake. Luckily, I saw this film at a screening and didn't have to shell out $10 for a ticket!


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 65 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed