Emily the Criminal

Emily the Criminal

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Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) plays a woman who gets involved in a credit card scam after being saddled with debt, pulling her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.

2022Rating: R1693 minsUSALow Spark Films
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Emily the Criminal | Reviews

93%68 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Feels as distanced from its taciturn subject as if it was merely monitoring her on security camera.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Ford stages several anxiety-ridden set-pieces that inspire a sick-to-your-stomach feeling.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Manages to work toward a satisfying, logical conclusion while offering a solid critique of the gig economy many Americans face in which fortune is merely a credit card swipe away.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a genre movie with its feet firmly on the ground, small in scale and tight in focus.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A nail-biter that makes the most of the tough side Aubrey Plaza has shown in even her most comic performances.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Ford imbues his story with a tense, vibrating energy, moving briskly between the breathlessness of a heist thriller and the sharper barbs of social satire.

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Collider

Collider

An excellent example of how to make an effective thriller on a smaller scale.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

You always know a Plaza performance will be good, but over the past few years, Plaza has seemed to make it a priority to surprise her audiences with just how good she is.

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Emily the Criminal | Release Details

Emily the Criminal is coming to cinemas in New Zealand on 28 July 2022.