Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Felon

Posted on

Val Kilmer, Felon

Felon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/18/08
performer:
Val Kilmer, Stephen Dorff, Harold Perrineau
director:
Ric Roman Waugh
distributor:
Sony BMG
author:
Ric Roman Waugh
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Stephen Dorff, as a building contractor who accidentally kills a home intruder, cuts a deal to do time for involuntary manslaughter in Felon. In the California State Prison at Corcoran, he survives by becoming a combatant in human dogfights, and though the film claims to be based on true events, the prison-gang sadism is laid on with a trowel. Val Kilmer, as a polite horn-rimmed sociopath with a heart of gold, keeps showing up to drop Nietzschean pensées. C