• Crank
    2 minutes 58 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Crank Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's an E-ticket ride. But in the end, there's no heart, no moral to this story. And for all our sweat as viewers, the one thing we crave by Crank's closing credits is detox.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

September 1, 2006
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Crank' fires on all cylinders but is fundamentally just an excuse to piece together a nasty trail of mayhem dotted with morbid jokes.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 7, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Its freneticism ... futilely tries to cover up the ludicrousness of every decision made by its dim characters.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

January 24, 2007
Brian Orndorf

Crank is still an atrocity of visual design, acting, and fundamental storytelling that, at times, scarily resembles an especially smelly YouTube submission.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D-

September 2, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Susan Granger

A reckless, relentless rush that goes nowhere in an exhausting 83 minutes.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

September 2, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For those who take delight from movie junk fare, Crank is your just dessert.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

September 2, 2006
Gene Seymour
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It may stretch that hour a bit, but it doesn't waste a minute -- though it wastes everything else in its immediate vicinity. Your time as well? Not unless you don't have the stomach for wholesale property damage, mutilation and needles.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 1, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2011
Alex Markerson
E! Online

Statham, who's tailor-made for this kind of thing, nevertheless spends too much time doing his cool-menace thing to communicate the sort of urgency the (semblance of a) plot demands.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C-

September 1, 2006
Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
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While Crank has its moments, the line stringing them together isn't wound taut enough.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 1, 2006
Erik Woidtke

If you had the choice of doing "crank" or seeing the film Crank, I'd strongly suggest the former as a more productive use of your time.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

September 1, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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Jason Stratham rampages through Los Angeles in this retread of Speed, but for a movie premised on unrelenting action, Crank proves fatally turgid.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

September 5, 2006
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

This is as detestable a hard-R offense (equal-opportunity offender though it may be) as has ever been released to theaters.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 1, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A movie for hooligans, and do we really want to encourage them?

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 1, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Crank works overtime to be a disreputable bit of pulp fiction, and for the first half or so it's like inhaling the cinematic equivalent of the film's title.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C

September 22, 2006
Justin Chang
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For all its busyness, Crank never develops much momentum, not least because an exploding heart doesn't carry quite the same stakes as an exploding bus.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 1, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Like so much contemporary entertainment, Crank is a frenzied distraction that means nothing.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 5/10

September 8, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'D.O.A.' for the 'Grand Theft Auto' generation, 'Crank' is too scattershot to hone in on the cult masterpiece waiting within its brilliant exploitation premise.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2006
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Some of the directing touches are fun, but the Grand Theft Auto overdrive wears thin quick.

Full Review

November 22, 2006
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 1, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
October 21, 2006
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