Emily the Criminal
Emily the Criminal (2022)
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‘Emily the Criminal’ (2022) – Movie Review: Raw and Novel

Emily the Criminal is a movie written and directed by John Patton Ford, starring Aubrey Plaza.

An interesting piece that is raw, frank and compassionate.

Premise

Emily, who is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

Movie Review

The movie is good, albeit not exceptional. It is a feature film that is made with a lot of enthusiasm, and relies entirely on the protagonist to carry it along, and does so, well. The movie is Aubrey Plaza’s from start to finish, with her characterization of Emily. One would even dare to compare it to an inner monologue of a soul that does not afford the time to be tormented.

Emily the Criminal
Emily the Criminal (2022)

It is narrated in a singular way, as singular as the protagonist and her journey. There are a lot of handheld camera shots, without grand stylistic gestures, as the story does not need them. This is a story that is told in a filterless way.

Compassionate but frank and direct, it does not stop up to analyze “why the mess”. There is a mess and that’s it, there is no time for contemplation nor reflection.

Our Opinion

Original and peculiar, it will be to the liking quite a few viewers, especially those seeking cinematic novelty.

The Star

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Movie Trailer

Cast

Aubrey Plaza / Emily

Theo Rossi / Youcef

Megalyn Echikunwoke / Liz

Gina Gershon / Alice

Jonathan Avigdori / Khalil

Bernardo Badillo / Javier

Craig Stark / Chip

Brandon Sklenar / Brent

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Emily the Criminal
Emily the Criminal

Movie title: Emily the Criminal

Movie description: Emily, who is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

Date published: September 16, 2022

Country: Estados Unidos

Duration: 95 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): John Patton Ford

Actor(s): Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Jonathan Avigdori, Bernardo Badillo, John Billingsley, Kim Yarbrough, Kara Luiz, Janice Sonia Lee

Genre: Drama

Our Opinion

Original and peculiar, it will be to the liking quite a few viewers, especially those seeking cinematic novelty.

Overall
6.4/10
6.4/10

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