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'Criminal' a Remake of Argentina's 'Nine Queens'

When the Argentine movie Nine Queens, a film about small-time crooks trying to move to the big time, came out two years ago, Bob Mondello raved. Now the film has been remade in English. The new title is Criminal -- and Mondello's new review isn't quite as enthusiastic.

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Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.