Thursday, 27 August 2015

Life of Crime

Like Get Shorty before it, Life of Crime is a movie based upon an Elmore Leonard book. Not that there is anything wrong with that; it's just that through this simple fact you should sort of get the vibe of the 2013 film.
The core idea behind Life of Crime is simple but clever. Two criminals (John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey/Mos Def) kidnap a wife (Jennifer Aniston) in order to extort money from the criminally inclined husband (Tim Robbins). Only that the husband doesn't cooperate; he's actually quite happy with his wife getting off the stage this way, being that he wanted to divorce her anyway and focus on his new bimbo (Isla Fisher). You can see where the wind can blow from here.
Well, as nice as it is to have Tim Robbins grace us with his presence again (where the hell has he been?), the fact of the matter is Life of Crime is no big hit. It's not bad, but it fails to rise or leave a mark.
Life of Crime is left lurking in the nether realm with 2.5 out of 5 crabs.

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