Friday, September 16, 2011
Take as an example Criminal. How could a crime movie starring recognizable names like John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal get overlooked? Maybe poor publicity, maybe it just didn't appeal to everyone. Either way, it shouldn't be overlooked.
Perhaps the reason for why Criminal is so slick is because it's co-written by Steven Soderbergh (using the pseudonym Sam Lowry). Anyone who's seen any of the Ocean's movies can see that those movies had an influence on Criminal.
I love how instead of spanning the crime's plotting over a period of days, it takes place in a period of twenty-four hours. And if I wasn't clear enough, this is one slick movie.
My Rating: ****1/2