Michael is a notorious criminal who by day appears as a family man with his two wives, who are also sisters, while actually plotting flamboyant public robberies.
Kevin Spacey (Michael Lynch), Linda Fiorentino (Christine Lynch), Peter Mullan (Stevie), Stephen Dillane (Noel), Helen Baxendale (Lisa), David Hayman (Tony), Patrick Malahide (Commissioner Daly).
Ordinary Decent Criminal begins well with some fun character background and plot setup. From there the film is a fun roller-coaster ride as Michael and his crew execute caper after caper all while teasing the cops and living large. Toward the end the story gets a bit more serious while also becoming a bit more surrealistic. The story finally ends by exposing a couple of previously unseen twists, nicely wrapping things up.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are good and of high quality indicating the film had a healthy budget. Physical effects were not only well done, but fun at the same time, adding some breadth to the film. Dialogue was enjoyable, moving the story along at a good pace and bringing some mild humor. Sound was good while the soundtrack added a touch of quality to the film.
Overall Ordinary Decent Criminal is a fun crime comedy that keeps things light and entertaining. Fans of the genre will probably enjoy this, particularly if they are Spacey fans too. Others may find the film too quirky.
With foul language, violence, and some sexuality this should be fine for older teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedies, Action Comedies, Action Thrillers, Crime Action & Adventure
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