Life of Crime

Right target. Wrong woman.


Life of Crime
Based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, this is a dark caper comedy. The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. However the husband decides that he'd actually rather not pay the ransom for his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

99 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Comedy, Crime.

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Credits

Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Yaslin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Foret, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes
Director
Daniel Schechter
ScreenplayDaniel Schechter, from the book by Elmore Leonard
MusicThe Newton Brothers
CinematographyEric Alan Edwards
EditingDaniel Schechter
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byAbbolita Productions, Gotham Group, Startstream Entertainment, Venture Forth

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, comedy
LanguageStrong impact, frequent
NudityMild impact, infrequent, sexual context
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, realistic, psychological, fairly frequent with bloodletting
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
3
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconGeur kort in dié fliekpot
5
Cape Times
John DeFore quote iconNot much snap and crackle.
10
Metacritic.com
28 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
73 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt may not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best Elmore Leonard adaptations, but Life of Crime has enough ambling charm -- and a sharp enough cast -- to get by.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconCool, funny Elmore Leonard crime tale has sex and language.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
25 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
7163 users
10
Internet
970 Netizens quote iconWaste of a good cast!
12

Average .. 55%

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