Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kevin Costner in crazy “Criminal”

The 2016 film, “Criminal,” is a loopy mashup of a crime movie, spy thriller and science fiction yarn.

Jerico, played by Kevin Costner, is an unregenerate career criminal. He is crafty, resourceful, violent and without a conscience. The problem with his brain is exactly what the doctor ordered for an experimental project.

A doctor working for the government implants the memories of a murdered agent into Jerico’s head so the criminal can complete the agent’s mission.

Possessing part of the agent’s mind along with his own hilariously anti-social behavior, Jerico’s journey is a hoot.

A character getting his brain tweaked and surprised by his new thoughts is a concept that’s been done before. But, when this film was over, my wife and I looked at each other and laughed, saying, “What a crazy film,” and, “That was a lot of fun.”

Also in the movie are Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, and Ryan Reynolds.


  1. Missed this one when it came out. Added to the list of films to keep an eye out for.

  2. Elgin, I was in two minds whether or not to watch the film on Netflix India, but now I certainly will. Besides, it has a fine cast too.

    1. Prashant - This is the kind of fast-paced movie I like at the end of a hard week. Have one side of your mind convince the other to watch it.