Critics Consensus

It's a film about a guy injected with Speed... wait, there's no bus. It's a film about a guy who has to kick a bunch of squirmy butt to stay alive... wait, no snakes or planes here. But it is a film about doing lots of drugs and pulling lots of punches, and it entertains accordingly.



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A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks beneath an active rate in a non-stop urban action extravaganza starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Chev Chelios (Statham) was one of the most skilled assassins in the West Coast crime syndicate. When he hung up his guns in the middle of a job to run off with his new girlfriend Eve (Smart), however, the man who was once the hunter now becomes the hunted. Awakened from his slumber by a telephone call informing him of his precarious situation, Chelios soon discovers that the only way to save Eve from certain death at the hands of his nemesis is to stay two steps ahead of his killers, keep his heart-rate high enough to stay alive, and blast through the streets of Los Angeles in search of an antidote. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Jason Statham
as Chev Chelios
Dwight Yoakam
as Doc Miles
Carlos Sanz
as Carlito
Reno Wilson
as Orlando
Edi Gathegi
as Cab Driver
Keone Young
as Don Kim
Glenn Howerton
as Hospital Doctor
Laurent Schwaar
as Man in Garage
David Brown
as Sin City Brother
Yusef Azami
as Arab Cabbie
Dorian Kingi
as Convenience Store Clerk
Med Abrous
as Verona Crew No. 1
Daniel Stevens
as Verona Crew No. 2
Wally Lozano
as Verona Crew No. 3
David T. Green
as Hightower
Dan Stevens (IV)
as Verona Crew
Allen Bloomfield
as Pharmacy Man
Stephanie Mace
as Pharmacist
Chester Bennington
as Pharmacy Stoner
Michael McLafferty
as Hospital Cop
Earl Carroll
as Stretcher Patient
Brian Swibel
as Dr. Bell
Sean Graham
as Motorcycle Cop
Dan Callahan
as TV Store Guy
Noel Gugliemi
as Warehouse Rooftop Hood
Donnie Smith
as Hospital Tech
Daniel Venegas
as Warehouse Window Hood
Francis Capra
as Warehouse Hood Leader
Peter Choi
as Shirt Factory Supervisor
Toshi Toda
as Japanese Businessman
Sam Witwer
as Shootout Henchman No. 1
Jai Stefan
as Shootout Henchman No. 2
Frank Blake
as Warehouse Hood 1
Jacki R. Chan
as Cocoon Girl
Michael J. Gonzalez
as Warehouse Hood 2
Klaudia Gajek
as Cocoon Girl
Ken Moreno
as Hood 3
Rick Shuster
as Helicopter Pilot
Ted Garcia
as TV Reporter
Eve Loseth
as Restaurant Waitress
Jaclyn Chan
as Cocoon Girl
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Audience Reviews for Crank

  • Sep 08, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2013
    An adrenaline-filled path of destruction. The Neveldine-Taylor combination presents pointless entertainment and hardcore mentality. With Jason Statham at the focal point of all the damage, the film is wildly out of control and is yet able to provide for a very different kind of action film. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2013
    From the writer/director team Neveldine/Taylor comes the nonstop action film Crank. Jason Statham stars as Chev Chelios, an assassin who wakes up to discover that he's been poisoned and has an hour to live...unless he's able to keep up his adrenaline. The performance by Statham is really good and carries the film. But the directing of Neveldine/Taylor is rather poor, and the visual style is grimy and at times incoherent. Yet the intensity of the action is well-done and keeps the film moving at a fast pace. Crank is an entertaining mess that's a bit of fun, but there's nothing particular compelling about either the characters or the story.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2012
    One of the funniest and coolest film I've ever seen, story was simple and short, the jokes were sickly humorous; lots of blood, violence and sex to satisfy the viewers. It makes the viewers having a runner's high too, definitely a film worth watching. The sex scene in Chinatown was the funniest movie moments ever.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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