DVD - 2016
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The memories and skills of a CIA agent are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal in order to stop an international terrorist


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ArapahoeCarina Apr 24, 2020

Interesting script. Excellent film's cast. Pure action. Government information stolen and hackers, criminal mind and spy, medical science and government goal; human being modified mind: from lack of emotions to feelings.

Mar 09, 2020



A fast paced suspense thriller with captivating scenes!



Dec 18, 2019

This movie was okay to watch.

Dec 17, 2019

I had the privilege to watch this when it came to the theatre. It was indeed different however depending on where each person is at on their Life's journey will indeed dictate on what each person will see and hear (the message taken from the movie). For me, I found this movie to be quite riveting and If I recall, it was emotional for me from what I was to understand at that time. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it took all these years for the movie to make it to the Library however I'm grateful that it finally did. I enjoyed it so much that I ended up buying a copy years back at a 2nd hand store. As it's been awhile, I guess I'm just going to have to sit down and watch it again just to see what I will experience next.

Jul 13, 2019

An action film. Costner Kevin was performing well in his part. Watchable to kill time.

Aug 26, 2018

Riveting. Kostner brings his usual....brilliant.

Apr 04, 2018

Probably the best thing I can say about this movie is an interesting premise and amazing cast wasted. There is a reason it didn't reach $15million in box office! Costner, Gadot, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve. How do you bomb with that cast? I think the answer is writing, directing and editing. You might enjoy it - it wasn't awful - if you are looking for something to pass a few hours with and you like spy thrillers. I didn't dislike it, but it is an easily forgettable film.

Nov 15, 2017

As well done as most any star-studded spy-action flick w/a techno-psycho-neuro twist. Well, Ok, not too many of those. So it took time and space to build the technical foundation, but in spite of that it kept things going pretty hot, even then developing the characters very nicely. All while maximal brutality (emotionally horrific) courses gradually curve to parallel and increasingly resonate with a decidedly more empathic heart twang. I thought the CIA boss (director?) was a bit too much of a singularly focused hot-headed cowboy for us to believe he could get to that position. But that helped the plot along, even while I'm thinking "you idiot..." Every one else was very believable. Having so much success getting through so many multiple security systems as one might imagine necessary to set up the very heart of the plot, impending danger to utmost extremes, could make for a stretch of believability, and so in itself might otherwise make the very substance of a movie. But that is totally skipped in this one, and the above noted foundation building alone took enough movie minutes. But once taken in or tolerated, it's a wild action ride carrying the other more complex elements. The discussion in the special features is especially rich, call it multiplexed, into the depths of making a new kind of movie, one that moves very fast into a very interesting collage of places, new directors and experienced actors not always agreeing about how to move mentally, emotionally, and/or physically into hard action scenes, yet obviously collaborating.

Apr 29, 2017

"Criminal" is not worth paying theater money to see. Gary Oldman will always play the pint-sized monster with a unremovable chip on his shoulder, but someone he's always in a spot where he can hurt people. Tom Lee Jones looks so old and faded. He's only a name and could be replaced in this movie by just about anyone. Gal Gadot does absolutely nothing for me. Kevin Costner looks suitable to his role. But, and I mean a big but, this movie is ridiculous on numerous levels. The doctors have to remove the cranium of the donor to get at his frontal cells. Kevin Costner, the donee, only has an incision mark at the back of his head. Costner gets a serious gash on the inside of his thigh and yet is able to run and do fantastic feats. And, he gets shot but that can't slow him down. This is a German made film and I don't consider them filmmakers.

Apr 28, 2017

Poor senseless violence.

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Jan 07, 2017

Well, betrayal if denounce corruption mass at the highest levels ... and expose political assassinations ... yes, I am guilty.
-But his accusations were never really tested in court.
Of course not. How could that be? Police, judges and courts are ... all part of the most powerful criminal enterprise in the world.

Sep 30, 2016

Not sure of the exact wording but Quaker Wells made his point, either:

You wanted to use a death row inmate instead of a Seal Team Leader.


Because you wanted a psychopath instead of a hero from Seal Team Six.


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Apr 04, 2018

anonymouswe thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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