2005 Crime Movies

Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins

  • 84%
  • PG-13
  • 134 min
  • Action

Explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Michael Caine as his trusted butler Alfred; Gary Oldman as Lieutenant James Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force; Katie Holmes as a childhood friend of Wayne's; Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard; Ken Watanabe as the villainous Ra's Al Ghul; and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne...

Sin City (2005)

Sin City

  • 78%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Crime

SIN CITY stars Bruce Willis as Hartigan, a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke as Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie (Jaime King), and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley (Brittany Murphy), who spends his nights defending Gail (Rosario Dawson) and her Old Towne girls (Devon Aoki and Alexis Bledel) from Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro), a dirty cop with a penchant for...

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

  • 83%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Action

In "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," a breezy take on Shane Black's trademark buddy action/comedy oeuvre, a petty thief (Robert Downey Jr.) is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl (Michelle Monaghan) and a detective (Val Kilmer) who has been training him for his upcoming role.

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

The Devil's Rejects

  • 53%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Horror

The sequel to "House of 1000 Corpses" centers on a band of bounty hunters led by Sheriff Wydell's brother who is fueled by revenge when he finds out that his kin was slain by the Firefly family. The film will pick up shortly after the first with the Firefly clan going on the road after their house is burned down and a few family members have been gunned down during a police raid.

Into the Blue (2005)

Into the Blue

  • 21%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Action

Into the Blue is a high-stakes thriller set in the deep, shark-infested waters of the Bahamas. When four young divers discover a legendary shipwreck rumored to contain millions in gold at the bottom of the sea, they believe their dream of buried treasure has come true. But nearby on the ocean floor, a sunken plane full of illegal cargo threatens their find. The friends make a pact to keep quiet about both discoveries so they can excavate the shipwreck before a rival treasure hunter uncovers...

Match Point (2005)

Match Point

  • 77%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Crime

Chris Wilton, a young tennis instructor, becomes involved with a wealthy family, one member of which he's teaching tennis. This leads to his rise in the world of upper class people and his subsequent romantic involvement with two women. A clandestine affair follows, leading him into a ever deepening quagmire until the only way out for him is to contemplate doing away with one of the women.

Scarlett Johansson ("The Island"), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ("Bend It Like Beckham"), Emily Mortimer...

The Proposition (2005)

The Proposition

  • 87%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Crime

In this uncompromising Australian period drama, conscience competes with loyalty and love spurs revenge. Three brothers fight for their place in a beautiful, brutal landscape, but one must be forsaken to save another in the unconscionable "Proposition".

Set in the 1880s, the film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of outlaws. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his brother Mikey are captured by Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone). Together with their formidable...

Lord of War (2005)

Lord of War

  • 61%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Crime

"Lord of War" is the story of an arms dealer (Cage) who reevaluates the morality of his occupation while on the run from an Interpol agent (Hawke).

A History of Violence (2005)

A History of Violence

  • 87%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Crime

A thriller from director David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence" stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.

Elektra (2005)

Elektra

  • 10%
  • PG-13
  • 97 min
  • Action

From the pages of Marvel Comics, creator of "X-Men" and "Spider-Man," comes "Elektra," the first action event movie of the year. In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance.

Jennifer Garner stars in the title role as a strong, mysterious and sexy action heroine – a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next...

The Longest Yard (2005)

The Longest Yard

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Comedy

"The Longest Yard" is the story of pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Sandler) and former college champion and coach Nate Scarboro (Reynolds), who are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game "fixed" to turn out quite another way.

Four Brothers (2005)

Four Brothers

  • 53%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Action

After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers -- hotheaded Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), ladies’ man Angel (Tyrese Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (André Benjamin), and hard rocking Jack (Garrett Hedlund) -- reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down her killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences. In this character-driven action-drama from acclaimed...

Green Street Hooligans (2005)

Green Street Hooligans

  • 46%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Crime

Matt Buckner is unfairly expelled from Harvard and moves to England to stay with his married sister. Buckner soon discovers the joys of football and becomes obsessed with the West Ham United club, thanks to the passion for the game of his brother-in-law Pete.

XXX: State of the Union (2005)

XXX: State of the Union

  • 16%
  • PG-13
  • 101 min
  • Action

Ice Cube replaces Vin Diesel in the lead role of a Gen-X James Bond prototype whose extreme sports skills and criminal record make him an effective and expendable secret agent. Samuel L. Jackson will return as NSA agent Augustus Gibbons, the handler of the incorrigible agent drafted to tackle unsavory thugs around the world.

Be Cool (2005)

Be Cool

  • 30%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Comedy

John Travolta is back as Chili Palmer in Be Cool, a sequel to the comedy smash Get Shorty. This time, Chili becomes a different kind of “hit” man – he abandons the movie industry to bring his wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics to the music business.

When a friend is offed while they’re at lunch, Chili takes the opportunity to visit the guy’s wife, Edie (Thurman), and pitch himself as her new business partner at an independent record label. With a promising young...

Capote (2005)

Capote

  • 90%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Biography

On November 15, 1959, the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town sent shockwaves through the nation – and captured the attention of one of the most distinctive minds of our time. One-of-a-kind author Truman Capote was sent to Kansas to pen an article about the crimes for The New Yorker magazine. He ended up writing one of the most celebrated books of the century.

Capote follows Truman Capote (Hoffman) on his odyssey to create the landmark bestseller In Cold Blood. With...

The Transporter 2 (2005)

The Transporter 2

    • PG-13
    • 88 min
    • Action

    Jason Statham returns in his signature role: ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka “The Transporter.” Now retired in Miami, Martin makes a living driving for a wealthy family, including twin brothers with whom he has unexpectedly bonded. But when the boys are abducted, Martin must use all his skills to bring them to safety and discover the kidnapper's master plan.

    Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary...

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    • 45%
    • PG-13
    • 114 min
    • Crime

    In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. Told in terrifying flashbacks, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Tom Wilkinson) who performed the controversial exorcism.

    Harsh Times (2005)

    Harsh Times

    • 48%
    • R
    • 120 min
    • Action

    The film stars Christian Bale ("Batman Begins") as an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under") plays his best friend and Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") plays Rodriguez's girlfriend. It marks the film directing debut of David Ayer, who is the creator of "Training Day" and the writer of "The Fast and the Furious."

    Havoc (2005)

    Havoc

    • 45%
    • R
    • 85 min
    • Crime

    "Havoc" is Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Gaghan's ("Traffic") searing vision of teen culture as it clashes with the real world of urban Latino gangsters. Compelling and comic, contemporary and tragic, Gaghan's music-driven tale follows two beautiful girls on their journey from the safety of their suburban homes into the dangerous underworld of East L.A., where they learn that even innocent actions have consequences.