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  • Summary: The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off a sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Catherine Shoard
    Sep 16, 2013
    It gleams with a faintly-tacky, country club sheen, as if it'd been sheep-dipped in essence of 70s and come out feeling peachy.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 16, 2013
    It's a showcase of proficient storytelling that's eager to entertain.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Sep 16, 2013
    Flavorful yet brisk like the book, Life of Crime loses some of its source material’s character development as well as a few minor narrative pieces (the dialogue remains nearly all Leonard’s), but the excellent casting fills in any resulting gaps well enough.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 16, 2013
    Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime starts promisingly and ends with a smile but underwhelms in between.