2002 Crime Movies

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York

  • 75%
  • R
  • 167 min
  • Crime

Based on a non-fiction book first printed in 1928, this sweeping tale follows the rise of Irish and Italian gangsters in New York, beginning in the Tammany Hall era and moving towards the 20th century. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the son of a murdered gangleader who swears vengeance upon the man who killed his father.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 141 min
  • Biography

The true story of Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), the youngest man to make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Frank posed at various times as a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, and even an FBI agent. Throughout his life, he passed millions of dollars in bad checks and later, after finally being captured, escaped from prison. Frank Abagnale eventually became a consultant for the FBI, specializing in the field of white-collar crime.

Road To Perdition (2002)

Road To Perdition

  • 82%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Crime

Based on writer Max Allan Collins and illustrator Richard Piers Rayner's serialized mystery comic novel for DC Comics, the film is set in Depression-era Chicago and revolves around hit man Michael Sullivan, known to friends and enemies as a dangerous man. Uncompromising in his work, Sullivan is just as devoted to his private life as a husband and father of two young boys. But when his two worlds collide, leading to the death of his wife and youngest son, Sullivan and his surviving son, Michael...

City Of God (2002)

City Of God

    • R
    • 130 min
    • Crime

    The main character in Cidade de Deus is not a person. It is a place. Cidade de Deus is a poor housing project started in the 60's that became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro by the beginning of the 80's. In order to tell the story of the place the film tells us the stories of many characters. But all is seen through the eyes of the narrator: Busca-Pi, a poor black kid too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with an underpaid job. He grows up...

    Irreversible (2002)

    Irreversible

    • 57%
    • NONE
    • 97 min
    • Crime

    An emotional odyssey that unspools in reverse from gut-wrenching violence to sweetly observed moments of sublime tenderness, the film stars Monica Bellucci and real-life husband Vincent Cassel as a couple whose story is told over the course of a fateful evening in a series of long takes. The film features two unsettling and graphic scenes of violence and sexuality that are difficult to watch. However, these grim sights are nestled within a carefully constructed -- although unconventional --...

    Panic Room (2002)

    Panic Room

    • 76%
    • R
    • 112 min
    • Crime

    A 30-something divorced woman moves with her daughter into a New York brownstone. The house happens to have a hidden room, known as the "panic room," which is where the two are forced to hide out when three thieves break in to retrieve a hidden stockpile of cash.

    Chicago (2002)

    Chicago

    • 87%
    • PG-13
    • 113 min
    • Comedy

    Roxie Hart is a married chorus girl with hopes of being a headliner in Vaudeville. Velma Kelly is a former headliner. What do these two have in common? They both are murderesses. Roxie killed her lover when he walked out on her, and Velma killed her husband and sister, who were having an affair. Chicago's newspapers love the nitty-gritty and Velma is at the top of the headlines. But then Roxie comes along and Velma is old news. They find themselves competing for not only the press' attention,...

    Die Another Day (2002)

    Die Another Day

    • 57%
    • PG-13
    • 133 min
    • Action

    James Bond�s newest mission begins with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea � and the action doesn�t let up until the credits roll. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way he crosses paths with Jinx (Oscar�-winner Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), who will play vital...

    Insomnia (2002)

    Insomnia

    • 93%
    • R
    • 118 min
    • Crime

    Sent to a small Alaska town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl, a veteran police officer (Al Pacino) is forced into a game of psychological cat-and-mouse by a primary suspect (Robin Williams) after his partner is killed. The stakes escalate as he contends with an idealistic detective (Hilary Swank) and finds his own stability dangerously threatened.

    Red Dragon (2002)

    Red Dragon

    • 68%
    • R
    • 124 min
    • Crime

    Will Graham (Edward Norton) is just about to retire from the F.B.I. when he is called back into duty to track down a brutal killer known at the Tooth Fairy. The killer, Francis Dollarhyde (Ralph Fiennes), detests the title given to him and would rather use the title that he thinks of himself as: the Red Dragon. Now, Dollarhyde has set his eyes on a young woman named Reba (Emily Watson) and Graham will do anything to stop him from killing her. But for him to do that, there's just one thing that...

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    • 79%
    • R
    • 113 min
    • Biography

    Based upon the memoir by the same name, this comical biography chronicles the life of Chucks Barris (Sam Rockwell), the man who created The Dating Game and hosted The Gong Show, and who was rumored ? only half-jokingly ? to have led a double life as an assassin for the CIA. The movie marks the directorial debut of George Clooney.

    Adaptation (2002)

    Adaptation

    • 91%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Comedy

    Based on the nonfiction novel The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean, which is itself based on the true story of John Laroche, a plant dealer who conspired with three Seminole Indians to clone rare orchids and sell them at exorbitant rates to plant collectors. But that's just the half of it. The movie also tells of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Being John Malkovich) attempts to adapt the novel to the big screen. In his effort to overcome writer's block, Kaufman seeks the help of his (fictional)...

    The Transporter (2002)

    The Transporter

    • 54%
    • PG-13
    • 100 min
    • Action

    A former U.S. Special Forces soldier-turned-mercenary hires himself out as a delivery man � any package, no questions asked. Things are complicated on his latest assignment when he breaks the first rule of the delivery service: don't open the package. The "package" turns out to contain the kidnapped daughter of a lethal Chinese cook who's smuggling his fellow countrymen into France.

    Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

    Austin Powers in Goldmember

    • 54%
    • PG-13
    • 94 min
    • Action

    Dr. Evil and Mini-Me have somehow escaped from a maximum security prison and the duo team up with Goldmember. Together they formulate a plan for world domination. And this particular scheme requires a large amount of time-travel, and kidnapping Austin Powers' father, England's master spy, Nigel Powers. As Austin chases Dr. Evil, Mini-Me and Goldmember through time, he stops in 1975 to "connect" with an old girlfriend, detective Foxy Cleopatra, and requests her help to track the villains and...

    Spun (2002)

    Spun

    • 37%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    A three-day drug adventure awaits the speed junkies in "Spun". Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore") stars as a young speed addict who embarks on an adventure with his dealer, played by John Leguizamo, and the drug chemist, played by Mickey Rourke. Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous") plays a fellow speed addict, while Brittany Murphy and Mena Suvari play girlfriends of the drug dealers.

    The 25th Hour (2002)

    The 25th Hour

      • R
      • 135 min
      • Crime

      About to start a seven-year jail term for dealing drugs, a young man attempts to make the most out of his last day of freedom. While roaming about the city with two close friends and his girlfriend, he takes a closer look at his life.

      Infernal Affairs (2002)

      Infernal Affairs

        • R
        • 101 min
        • Crime

        Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak and headlined by Asian superstars Andy Lau and Tony Leung, INFERNAL AFFAIRS is a tightly wound thriller which centers on two Hong Kong police officers - one a gang mole on the force and the other an undercover cop in the gang - who share the same objectives and who find their destinies intertwined in this high-octane police actioner.

        In Cantonese with English subtitles.

        John Q (2002)

        John Q

        • 23%
        • PG-13
        • 116 min
        • Crime

        Denzel Washington plays an unstable father who takes a hospital's emergency room hostage after he's told they can't give his son the heart transplant he needs because of insurance problems. Robert Duvall plays the hostage negotiator brought to the scene.

        Murder By Numbers (2002)

        Murder By Numbers

        • 31%
        • R
        • 120 min
        • Crime

        Sandra Bullock plays Cassie Mayweather, a crime scene specialist on the trail of two high-school students accused of murder, Richard Haywood and Justin Pendleton. The students believe they have created the perfect method of criminal behavior and can elude capture at their leisure. Cassie is weighed down by her inexperienced partner, Sam Kennedy, who plays by all the rules.

        Femme Fatale (2002)

        Femme Fatale

        • 48%
        • R
        • 114 min
        • Crime

        A movie in the vein of French film noirs of the '40s, the story centers on a woman who tries to straighten out her life, only to have her past come back to haunt her. Antonio Banderas plays a member of the paparazzi.