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Crank Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 1, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 7, 2006
'Crank' fires on all cylinders but is fundamentally just an excuse to piece together a nasty trail of mayhem dotted with morbid jokes.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 24, 2007
Its freneticism ... futilely tries to cover up the ludicrousness of every decision made by its dim characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
September 2, 2006
Crank is still an atrocity of visual design, acting, and fundamental storytelling that, at times, scarily resembles an especially smelly YouTube submission.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
September 2, 2006
A reckless, relentless rush that goes nowhere in an exhausting 83 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 2, 2006
For those who take delight from movie junk fare, Crank is your just dessert.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Gene Seymour
September 1, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alex Markerson
E! Online
September 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: C-
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2006
While Crank has its moments, the line stringing them together isn't wound taut enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Erik Woidtke
September 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
September 5, 2006
Jason Stratham rampages through Los Angeles in this retread of Speed, but for a movie premised on unrelenting action, Crank proves fatally turgid.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
September 1, 2006
This is as detestable a hard-R offense (equal-opportunity offender though it may be) as has ever been released to theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 1, 2006
A movie for hooligans, and do we really want to encourage them?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
September 22, 2006
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 | Original Score: C
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 8, 2006
Like so much contemporary entertainment, Crank is a frenzied distraction that means nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 29, 2006
'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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2006
Some of the directing touches are fun, but the Grand Theft Auto overdrive wears thin quick.
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Harvey S. Karten
September 2, 2006
Its original concept does not save this pic from becoming just another silly video game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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