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Kevin Costner plays against type in the Frankenstein-ish 'Criminal'

Kevin Costner plays against type in the Frankenstein-ish 'Criminal'

"Criminal" is more violent than it needs to be, but it also has some unexpectedly involving elements. Half science-fiction tale, half espionage thriller, it's a pleasantly far-fetched endeavor that moves along so briskly that it leaves no time to consider its implausibilities, which are many.

Directed by Ariel Vroman ("The Iceman") and written by Douglas Cook & David Weisberg, who scripted Michael Bay's "The Rock" back in the day, "Criminal" has a premise that's hard to wrap your head around: that the memories and feelings of one person can be implanted into another person's brain.

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