Emily the Criminal is a 2022 American crime drama film written and directed by John Patton Ford. It stars Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Gina Gershon. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2022. It received generally positive reviews from critics for its social commentary and Plaza's title performance. It was released in the United States on August 12, 2022 by Vertical Entertainment and Roadside Attractions.