Crank 2: High Voltage

2009

Crank 2: High Voltage

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Crank: High Voltage delivers on its promises: a fast-paced, exciting thrill ride that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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The indestructible hopped-up hitman Chev Chelios, played to the hilt once again by Jason Statham, returns in Crank High Voltage, picking up where the first film left off -- except this time, Chelios is chasing a Chinese gangster who hijacked his heart and substituted it with a mechanical one that needs to be jolted with an electric charge to stay pumping. Back for the fun is Chev's girlfriend Eve ({Amy Smart}) and his physician Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam), who, as luck has it, turns out to be an ex-heart surgeon. As Chelios delves deeper into the mystery surrounding his stolen heart, he discovers that the answers to his questions lie within the chest of a 100-year old head of the Triad gang, Poon Dong (David Carradine. The maverick directing/writing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor returns to inject more caffeinated craziness into Lionsgate's burgeoning action series, with Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, Clifton Collins Jr., and Corey Haim rounding out the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Crank 2: High Voltage

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (44) | Rotten (25)

  • Yet another D.O.A. for the ADD era.

    Sep 1, 2009

    Rob Nelson

    Variety
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  • In Crank: High Voltage, Statham just looks miserable, as if appearing in this lousy picture just sucked all the heart right out of him.

    Apr 20, 2009
  • Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham as a man with a machine instead of a heart, is boorish, bigoted and borderline pornographic.

    Apr 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5
  • Tasteless, trashy and totally over the top, Crank: High Voltage might also be one of the year's most inventive movies. Sometimes, nothing exceeds like excess.

    Apr 20, 2009 | Full Review…
  • The movie feels like a form of aversion therapy designed to take the fun out of dumb.

    Apr 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/4
  • It's so amped up that High Voltage suffers its own energy shortage well before the finale. It's also every bit as stupid as it sounds.

    Apr 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crank 2: High Voltage

  • Sep 16, 2013
    Fast-paced, adrenaline-filled and out-of-place at times. The Neveldine/Taylor combination are back at it with Crank 2: High Voltage, but it's a slight slump from it's predecessor, with the amount of lackluster material that tends to wander off the subject. Regardless, it's still a somewhat-decent, junkie-filled action picture. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2013
    Movies like these exist in another realm. They do not make sense. They are proud of it. They celebrate a full-testosterone, chauvinistic, sexist, semi-pornographic, parodic, overtly violent and electricity-charged tsunami of the ideas that precocious adolescents under the influence of nerve-altering hallucinogenics would have if given lots of budget, a camera and lots of porn actors incuding Ron Jeremy in the cast to work for them in order to party with basically everything that is wrong with our insane society. Yes, I love it. This is art. 57/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2013
    Chev Chelios is back for more mayhem and violence in Crank: High Voltage. When Chev Chelios awakens to find himself being kept alive for organ harvesting he goes on a wild rampage throughout L.A. to get his heart back, which has been sold off to a Chinese gangster. Writer/director team Neveldine & Taylor take everything to an extreme, and it doesn't work. The film is a chaotic mess, and there's no time to get to know or care about the characters. While its audaciousness is impressive, Crank: High Voltage doesn't amount to anything but a bunch of noise.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2012
    Totally insane, fast paced entertainment. Jason Statham is back, going full-throttle. I'm glad all of the original cast returned including Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam. There is this one scene that's kind of dumb: it's Chelios vs. this Chinese guy who carries his heart in a red cooler. Instead of using the actual actors, the scene changes into a Godzilla type of fight with two fake look-alike dummies on a fake set. I get the Godzilla reference, but it was still a little pointless. And another dumb scene is at the end, when we see a guy's head in a water tank being supported by tubes to keep him alive. Not only is this completely impossible, it looks totally fake and ridiculous. While Crank 2 may not be as original as the first, it's funnier and perhaps a little more entertaining than the first. If you can get past the unrealistic aspects of it, you'll really have fun with it like I did. Bring on Crank 3.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer

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