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Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)

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Critic Consensus: 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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R (for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language)
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Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Box Office:
$13,630,226.00
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Cast

Jason Statham
as Chev Chelios
Bai Ling
as Rai
David Carradine
as Poon Dong
Reno Wilson
as Orlando
Geri Halliwell
as Karen Chelios
Dwight Yoakam
as Doc Miles
Corey Haim
as Randy
Julanne Chidi Hill
as Dark Chocolate
Jose Pablo Cantillo
as Ricky Verona
Keone Young
as Don Kim
Art Hsu
as Johnny Vang
Billy Unger
as Young Chev
Jamie Harris
as Talk Show Host
John De Lancie
as Fish Halman
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Critic Reviews for Crank 2: High Voltage

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (15)

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

Full Review… | September 1, 2009
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.

Full Review… | April 20, 2009
Salon.com
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Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham as a man with a machine instead of a heart, is boorish, bigoted and borderline pornographic.

Full Review… | April 20, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

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

April 20, 2009
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review… | April 17, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
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Audience Reviews for Crank 2: High Voltage

½

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 Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

High octane isn't the word with this flick, 'Grand Theft Auto' on speed with a firecracker up its arse more like haha. This is pure and utter mayhem from start to finish, it IS a computer game, guns, guns, big guns, tits, ass, naked girls, more tits and ass, bullet wounds, graphic sex n violence, swearing to the max, unreal situations, gangs, knives and a whole load of shaky cam work. But don't be put of as this is a good pile of adrenaline soaked in petrol, its totally crazy and yet extremely fun. The stupid plot is lost as you stare wide eyed at the carnage unfolding before you, the film never lets up for one sec as you move from one nipple slicing sequence to the next (the over the top graphic novel style violence does remind me of 'Robocop'). Statham really excels here too, his rough cockney image blends so well in the melting pot of LA (you wouldn't think) and his grizzled appearance does go down in cinema character history along side other classics's such as 'Snake Plissken'. Apart from a rather quick and unexpected ending which is a shame this is great fun with plenty for all pervs and gun nuts hahaha much better than the first outing.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Gleefully offensive, satirical, brutally violent, racist, and hectic. One of the most insane, irreverent, and politically incorrect films I've ever seen.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

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