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Criminal

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    58
    from 2 reviewers
  • Criminal
    2016
    113 min
    R
    HDR10

    Director: Ariel Vromen

    Actors: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds

    Plot: In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

    Disc Release Date: 26 July 2016

    • Video
      66
    • Audio
      76
    • Extra
      43
    • Movie
      56

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Criminal is presented on 4K UHD with an HEVC / H.265 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. As I mentioned in our Criminal Blu-ray review, while the film was digitally captured in a variety of resolutions (up to 6K),...

    • Audio
      90
    • The 4K UHD release sports the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track described in our Criminal Blu-ray review....

    • Extra
    • The 4K UHD disc offers no supplemental material, and the score above reflects that lack. The standard 1080p Blu-ray included in this package has the same supplementary material detailed in our Criminal...

    • Movie
      40
    • Criminal 4K is yet another in the (slowly) expanding universe of 4K UHD releases that may leave some early adopters wondering "Why this film?" A meandering science fiction premise doesn't really provide...

    • Total
      40
    • 4K UHD enthusiasts with nothing better to watch may want to check out this disc, but it's in what I would term the second tier of recent 4K UHD releases, meaning it's perfectly competent but nothing special...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • 'Criminal' makes a run for it on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a capable and respectable HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10 that goes pretty far with several triumphant feats worth appreciation. However, it doesn't quite...

    • Audio
      90
    • The sci-fi spy drama takes aim and hunts down his target with the same thoroughly enjoyable DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack as heard on the Blu-ray. From the opening moments, the design generates a terrifically...

    • Extra
      50
    • Criminal Intent (HD, 40 min) — A two part featurette that can be watched separately or sequentially, and the two are made up of cast and crew interviews talking endlessly about the production, performances,...

    • Movie
      60
    • 'Criminal,' the latest action thriller from Ariel Vromen, Israeli-born director of 2012's excellent biopic 'The Iceman,' pulls the rug from under the audience in its opening moments with a monster MacGuffin...

    • Total
      70
    • 'Criminal' is the latest action sci-fi thriller from director Ariel Vromen that relies heavily on a few MacGuffins and a premise that's frankly silly. But in spite of that, the production manages to pull...