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The Criminal (2002)




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In this gritty crime drama, Jasper (Steven Mackintosh) is drinking in a pub one evening when he meets a beautiful woman named Sarah (Natasha Little), who after some conversation, seems quite willing to go back to Jasper's apartment. Later that same evening, a pair of cops, White (Holly Aird) and Walker (Bernard Hill), are called to investigate a noise complaint, arriving at Jasper's flat to discover Sarah has been murdered. Jasper insists he had nothing to do with the crime and that a hooligan broke into his apartment and killed the woman. The police are skeptical, but they lack sufficient evidence to hold him, so Jasper is released, with White assigned to follow him. As Jasper tries to track down evidence that would clear his name, other murders fall into his path, and he soon realizes that someone is taking great pains to frame him. The Criminal also features popular British comedian Eddie Izzard -- well known for his drag stand-up act -- in a rare non-humorous role as Peter, a forensics expert with the police.


Steven Mackintosh
as Jasper Rawlins
Eddie Izzard
as Peter Hume
Natasha Little
as Sarah Maitland
Holly Aird
as Det. Sgt. Rebecca White
Justin Shevlin
as The Barker
Bernard Hill
as Inspector Walker
Georgia Mackenzie
as Policewoman Maggie
Timothy Bateson
as Mr. Thomas
Daniel Brocklebank
as Rent Boy Jonny
Ingrid Bradley
as Scantily Dressed Woman
Danny Edwards
as Made-Up Woman
Amanda Foster
as City Type
Dave Holland
as City Type
Colin McFarlane
as Businessman
Andy Nyman
as Forensic Scientist
Sheila Whitfield
as Forensic Scientist No.2
Eamon Geoghegan
as Forensic Scientist No.3
Hugh Sykes
as Radio Journalist
Nick Holder
as American Tourist
Rupert Farley
as additional voice
James Goode
as additional voice
David Monteath
as additional voice
Steven Pacey
as additional voice
Nigel Whitney
as additional voice
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Critic Reviews for The Criminal

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Simpson has created an intelligent, well-acted, twisty, spellbinding, dark and moody film that questions if what you are seeing is believable.

November 20, 2002 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Like a bemused John Cusack stumbled into a very loud Steven Seagal shoot-'em-up.

September 23, 2002 | Full Review…

I thought the movie was going to follow through, but it settles into a conventional man-on-the-run formula.

November 13, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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