- 1 hr 53 min
Kevin Costner plays the character of Jericho Stewart who is a criminal who has spent a majority of his life in prison. He has no empathy or emotions and is seen as a lost cause. However, his life takes a turn when he is chosen to be a part of a medical experiment, where the memories of a deceased CIA agent are implanted in his brain. Ryan Reynolds plays the character of Bill Pope, who is the CIA agent whose memories are being implanted into Jericho Stewart's brain. Pope is on a mission to stop a hacker from getting access to a powerful nuclear weapon. The only person who knows the location of the hacker's program is Pope's wife, played by Gal Gadot. However, before he can get to his wife and retrieve the program, Pope is killed by the hacker's associate. The CIA decides to use the experimental procedure to extract the information from Pope's memories and implant them into Stewart's brain. The hope is that Stewart will be able to retrieve the program from Pope's wife and stop the hacker before it's too late. As soon as the memories are implanted into Jericho Stewart's brain, he feels a connection to Pope's wife. The emotions and memories of Pope start to affect him, and he starts to feel empathy towards Pope's family. He is confused by these new emotions and struggles to make sense of them. Jericho then sets out on a mission to find Pope's wife and retrieve the program. He is pursued by the hacker and his associates who are aware of the implanted memories in Jericho's mind. The movie is fast-paced and action-packed, with a lot of twists and turns. There are some gruesome scenes, and the violence is quite graphic. The movie also touches upon the themes of memory, identity, and morality. It explores the idea that memories shape who we are, and that the loss of memories can have a significant impact on a person's personality and behavior. The acting performances in the movie are impressive, with Kevin Costner doing a brilliant job of portraying a character who lacks emotions and empathy. Ryan Reynolds's role is short-lived, but he delivers an impactful performance. Gal Gadot is excellent as Pope's wife, and her chemistry with Costner is fantastic. Criminal is a well-crafted movie that keeps the viewers engaged throughout. It is a riveting thriller that explores the limits of science and the human mind. The movie ends on a satisfying note, tying up all the loose ends and leaving the viewers with a sense of closure. Overall, this movie is worth watching, especially for fans of action thrillers.