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HOME THEATER: The devilishly entertaining actioner ‘Criminal’ is worth a look

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By Amy Longsdorf
For Digital First Media

“Criminal” is a movie so luridly far-fetched that it stretches the bonds of reality and yet it hurtles along with so much confidence that it winds up being a devilishly entertaining actioner.
Kevin Costner stars as Jericho Stewart, a psychopath who’s drafted by a CIA chief (Gary Oldman) into a freaky experiment. The spooks, with help from a neuroscientist (Tommy Lee Jones), inject into Jericho’s consciousness the memories of a recently assassinated CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds.)
Director Ariel Vroman makes the outlandish premise fly while keeping the action scenes blissfully free from digital gimmick. Best of all, Costner proves he’s very good at being very bad. On Amazon, iTunes, Google, Vudu.

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Courtesy Lionsgate Publicity Kevin Costner (“Jericho Stewart”) stars in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s “Criminal.”

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