We get charmless hack work from two sitcom writers, a phoned-in ensemble, and for Allen a vanity role that could certainly be called criminal.
Allen's forced approach to Judd Pillot and John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.
| Original Score: 1/5
Crazy is just too tame for his own good.
| Original Score: C
Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
| Original Score: D-
Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.
| Original Score: 0/4
I just get bored thinking about it.
You'd think that getting Allen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Kelsey Grammer, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray Liotta together for a comedy would be at the least intriguing, but as it turns out, not so much.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Looking and sounding like a second-tier '80s made-for-cabler, Crazy on the Outside is the sort of bland trifle one might watch to kill time during an extended flight.
Tim Allen's directorial debut, a strained comedy drama about an ex-con trying to go straight, isn't nearly crazy enough.
This vanity project has the feel of an extended sitcom pilot.
Winds up as a fairly inspirational comedy, without being truly memorable.
| Original Score: 3/5