‘The Last Days Of American Crime’: Edgar Ramirez Leads Olivier Megaton’s Futuristic Crime Thriller

There are many great action directors out there, but only one has the good fortune of being named Olivier Megaton. The awesomely-named filmmaker is probably known best for Taken 2 & 3, Colombiana, and Transporter 3, but he’s back now with his first movie in five years; The Last Days of American Crime.

Starring Edgar Ramirez, The Last Days of American Crime is a little bit like Minority Report if it were a heist movie. It’s set in the future when governments have figured out how to emit a signal that prevents all people from knowingly committing crimes. Before the signal goes off, a bank robber joins with other criminals to pull-off one last big score. Of course, it doesn’t go as planned.

The cast includes Ramirez, Michael C. Pitt, Anna Brewster, Patrick Bergin, Sean Cameron Michael, and Sharlto Copley. The draw for me is Megaton, whose flashy style has sorely been missed from the action genre these last few years. He’s perfect for bringing to life the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini.

The Last Days of American Crime hits Netflix on June 5th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.