Life of Crime

Life of Crime

Life of Crime

Reprising the characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, this prequel set 15 years earlier sees Mos Def and The Sessions' John Hawkes pair up to kidnap the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy developer (Tim Robbins). Their ransom demands fall on deaf ears though when they discover she is unwanted by her unfaithful husband...

Ordell Robbie (Mos Def) and Louis Gara (Hawkes) hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom, but they didn't plan on the lowlife husband not wanting her back. So it's time for Plan B and the opportunity to make a real killing - with the help of a beautiful, ticked-off housewife who's hungry for a large helping of revenge.

Based on the 2002 novel The Switch by Elmore Leonard, who also penned Get Shorty, Out of Sight and, of course, Jackie Brown.

2013Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use and sexual material99 minsUSA
ActionComedy
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Flavorful yet brisk like the book...

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Aniston brings poignancy to her role as a kidnapped wife whose husband (Tim Robbins) isn’t too fussed about her freedom.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

This one belongs to the women: As a gold-digging mistress, Isla Fisher does half-smart expertly, while Jennifer Aniston demonstrates her underrated timing as a wealthy kidnapping victim turned confidante.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A solid, middle-of-the-road Leonard adaptation that lacks the singularity to be something more.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts promisingly and ends with a smile but underwhelms in between.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Missing the punchy plotting of the Coens thriller it resembles, the early chuckles don't quite translate into a satisfying whole.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Flavorful yet brisk like the book...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Aniston brings poignancy to her role as a kidnapped wife whose husband (Tim Robbins) isn’t too fussed about her freedom.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This one belongs to the women: As a gold-digging mistress, Isla Fisher does half-smart expertly, while Jennifer Aniston demonstrates her underrated timing as a wealthy kidnapping victim turned confidante.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A solid, middle-of-the-road Leonard adaptation that lacks the singularity to be something more.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Starts promisingly and ends with a smile but underwhelms in between.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Missing the punchy plotting of the Coens thriller it resembles, the early chuckles don't quite translate into a satisfying whole.

3.0
0

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