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Crank Reviews

November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2006
It's a promising concept, but instead of expending effort on, say, a coherent script, the filmmakers lazily rely on cheap editing tricks and gleefully relentless sadism.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 23, 2006
Leave it alone, or leave your brain and pocket change at the gate, strap yourself in and just enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 8, 2006
Viewers baffled by stuff happening for no particular reason should probably stay well away.
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 7, 2006
For those who enjoy this brand of wholly mindless entertainment, Crank delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
September 2, 2006
The movie is cranked up somewhere between stylish and proudly stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
September 1, 2006
Writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's previous work lies mainly in making commercials -- the quick-cutting aesthetic employed here.
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
September 1, 2006
A jacked-up, unapologetically mindless bit of ADD-prescribed escapism that more or less delivers on a nifty premise.
September 1, 2006
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.
September 1, 2006
If you stop to think too hard about any aspect of the story, things might fall apart; but stopping is something the movie never lets you do.
September 1, 2006
Crank qualifies as a superior piece of slick, shallow-souled trash. And I mean that in the best sense of the term.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2006
So blatantly contrived it could be called The Fast and the Spurious, Crank has the small saving grace of being intentionally ridiculous.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 1, 2006
It may be one of the loudest, most obnoxious (not to mention sexist) movies of the summer, but damned if it doesn't keep an audience in high gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2006
The film is so jubilantly over the top and aware of its own failings, it's hard not to laugh.