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action & adventure

High-action and edge-of-your-seat prison film, Felon, the story of a family man who is convicted of murder for killing an intruder who enters his home, threatening the lives of his wife and son.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The plot expands and gets more complex as the story progresses, and the dramatic tension ratchets up

- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: ...establishes itself as a gritty, thoroughly compelling prison drama that rarely relies on the various tropes of the genre.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fresh: Felon gives everyone their tidy and expected due but outlines a realistic enough cycle of how a man's life can easily spiral out of his control.

- Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A pleasant find, thought this was going to be a full on Action style film, with over the top performances, instead we have a pretty naturally acted, fairly realistic Prison Drama. A survivial of the fittest tale of man destined to serve his sentance, by unfortunate circumstance. Even Val Kilmer was better in this role than most. Steven Dorff is back on top with the performance in this film.

- 76Majikat, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

3 stars

Prison movies are my favorite just because they scare the crap out of me. And what could make a prison movie better than Stephen Dorff and an old gruff Val Kilmer? I liked that Nick Chinlund plays a good guy (sort of) for once. Harold Perrineau once again plays an asshole really well. Pretty good stuff all around. I'm glad it didn't have an escape from prison ending like 99% of these movies do.

- puffchunk, Thursday, March 25, 2010

4 stars

I really liked this movie for some odd reason. As usual, the guy picked it I figured it would be a "guy" movie. BUT! Turns was entertaining.

- LitelBluHli, Tuesday, March 16, 2010