Set in the late ’70s, Life of Crime is a crime comedy based on The Switch (1978), by the late crime novelist Elmore Leonard.
Make no mistake about it: this is a hundred-minute toy commercial.
Bruce Dern delivers a career-best performance in a career-best role as a cranky geezer wrestling with his own mortality.
There isn’t a laugh or a smile to be found, just a mercifully brief hour and a half of excruciating awfulness.
Plot? Who needs a plot? This movie delivers just what its title promises and nothing more.