#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two grifters – boyish, likable Rodrigo and the scheming, cynical Richard – meet by chance. Richard, who has cheated everyone he knows, including his siblings, is missing his partner, so he offers Rodrigo a job for a day. Rodrigo accepts because he has some savings, but needs more to pay his father’s gambling debts. Richard gets a call when an aging, ill ex-associate needs help to sell a forged treasury note to a businessman whose visa is expiring the next day, a wealthy man who sees a chance to turn a quick profit buying what he thinks is a stolen document. When the con men have to improvise, Richard asks Rodrigo to use his savings to set up the deal. Is Rodrigo being conned?
Plot: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but needs money to help out his ill father. The situation becomes more complicated when Rodrigo falls for Gaddis’ sister, Valerie, drawing another player into the game.
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Why remake “Nine Queens”?
After sitting through the world premiere of “Criminal”, I spent the whole movie trying to remember where I had seen this script before, and then the credits mention that it was adapted from the script of a great British film called “Nine Queens”, which was out only a few years ago.
Except for exchanging a postage stamp for a rare currency bill, there is no originality in this adapted screenplay. Similar to the remake of “Psycho”, if you are going to film a scene-for-scene remake, then why do it?
I can only hope that this movie causes people to seek out the original “Nine Queens”, so that it gets the recognition it deserves in America.
It’s truly sad that the first film from someone who has worked for years as an assistant director couldn’t be something more innovative, original, or unique.
“What’s with the raped-virgin look?”
Con-man Richard (John C. Reilly) enlists Mexican petty thief Rodrigo (Diego Luna) as his new temporary partner, and soon they are engaged in a huge scam involving counterfeit money, being helped along by Richard’s skeptical sister Valerie (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
In ‘Criminal’ you soon learn not to believe ANYTHING you see! It is an object lesson in distrust, but an engaging and wonderfully entertaining one. Who is going to f… whom over, that’s what it is all about. Richard conned his two younger siblings out of their share of the inheritance after their mother, but he whines and bitches at every turn, and he proves himself to be both antisemitic and anti-black. When once again he has tried to cheat his new partner out of his cut, he exclaims, “What’s with the raped-virgin look?”. Richard is a terrible, terrible person, a thoroughly rotten apple who believes that “F…ing, that’s when you’re handcuffed on the pavement”. Anything short of that he can deal with, squirming like a worm. Of his victims he says, “I don’t feel anything for them. They’re marks. Some of them are dumber than f … pets!”. John C. Reilly is very good in the part, although I found myself longing for just one other color on the palette, just some surprise, something not too predictable.
He says to Rodrigo, “You got something that money and practice can’t buy, you look like a nice guy”, and Diego Luna (the ‘other’ guy from ‘And You Mother Too’, alongside Gabriel García Bernal) has a puppy-dog appeal that works like a charm. He has genuine, unforced charm and is cuddly at all times.
Obviously, if you have watched ‘The Sting’ or films like the great French caper ‘Les ripoux’ (‘My New Partner’, 1984), ‘Criminal’ will offer you nothing new or sensational. It does have a really nice feel to it, though, taking its leisurely time to get rolling, enabling us to get to know these people. Or so we think …
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Gregory Jacobs
Writer Fabián Bielinsky (film Nueve reinas), Gregory Jacobs (screenplay), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)
Actors John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Mullan
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Criminal Films Inc., Section Eight Ltd.
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm