Life of Crime There have been good Elmore Leonard adaptations and bad ones. But this interpretation of his 1978 novel The Switch may be the worst of the… Life of Crime There have been good Elmore Leonard adaptations and bad ones. But this interpretation of his 1978 novel The Switch may be the worst of the… 2014-08-29 R PT94M Comedy Jennifer Aniston Isla Fisher Will Forte Tim Robbins Lionsgate Roadside Attractions
Movie Review

Life of Crime (2014)

MPAA Rating: R
Image credit: Barry Wetcher

Jennifer Aniston in Life of Crime

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Aug 29, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins; Distributors: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

There have been good Elmore Leonard adaptations and bad ones. But this interpretation of his 1978 novel The Switch may be the worst of the bunch. yasiin bey (a.k.a. Mos Def) and John Hawkes play small-time crooks who kidnap a rich Detroit housewife (Jennifer Aniston) and put the squeeze on her no-good husband (Tim Robbins) for $1 million. They're inept, but not nearly as inept as Daniel Schecter's lifeless script and direction. In fact, the only mystery in this limp caper is why Aniston took such a meh role. At least the kitschy, '70s-era details provide some distraction. (Also on VOD) C-
Originally posted Aug 28, 2014
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