Crack-Up Reviews

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Crack-Up is an okay film. It is about an art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck. Pat O'Brien and Claire Trevor give decent performances. The script is a little slow in places. Irving Reis did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery.

    Crack-Up is an okay film. It is about an art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck. Pat O'Brien and Claire Trevor give decent performances. The script is a little slow in places. Irving Reis did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    The Highlights of the Film are Noir. The Surreal Train Sequences, the Creepy Docks, and the Night Time Exteriors are Layered in Shadows and Render Foreboding Scenes. A Strong Cast and a Visually Arresting Movie with some Great Quotable Noir Dialog Elevate this Above a Muddled Plot. It is a Crackerjack Film-Noir and One that has been Mostly Ignored and Given Only Cursory Consideration.

    The Highlights of the Film are Noir. The Surreal Train Sequences, the Creepy Docks, and the Night Time Exteriors are Layered in Shadows and Render Foreboding Scenes. A Strong Cast and a Visually Arresting Movie with some Great Quotable Noir Dialog Elevate this Above a Muddled Plot. It is a Crackerjack Film-Noir and One that has been Mostly Ignored and Given Only Cursory Consideration.

  • Sep 30, 2017

    Ingenious plot... but it had trouble holding itself together.

    Ingenious plot... but it had trouble holding itself together.

  • Jun 28, 2015

    Pat O'Brien plays an art expert who remembers surviving a horrific train wreck, but it's a wreck that may never have happened. He rides the train again trying to figure out what really happened and while doing so gets pulled into a Hitchcockian plot involving murder and intrigue. The film lacks Hitchcock's flair for suspense and set pieces, but the film is fast paced was quite entertaining. Claire Trevor, Wallace Ford and Ray Collins also appear in the film.

    Pat O'Brien plays an art expert who remembers surviving a horrific train wreck, but it's a wreck that may never have happened. He rides the train again trying to figure out what really happened and while doing so gets pulled into a Hitchcockian plot involving murder and intrigue. The film lacks Hitchcock's flair for suspense and set pieces, but the film is fast paced was quite entertaining. Claire Trevor, Wallace Ford and Ray Collins also appear in the film.

  • Oct 12, 2012

    good noir-ish mystery

    good noir-ish mystery

  • Nov 11, 2010

    Great cast, cartoon psychiatry...and wait'll you see how they manhandle the "valuable art"!

    Great cast, cartoon psychiatry...and wait'll you see how they manhandle the "valuable art"!