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Crank 2: High Voltage Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 17, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 17, 2009
There's not enough here for me to recommend it without reservations to anyone outside of that narrow target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
April 18, 2009
This Crank sequel fails to live up to the original in every way and that one didn't exactly set a high bar to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Feels like shock for shock's sake instead of something morbidly inventive like the first one.
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
November 9, 2009
Copping to how unrealistic your movie is by excusing it (no, no, it's a video game!), rather than running with it, is a mistake that Taylor and Neveldine never recover from.
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
April 22, 2009
Grisly, gory, over-the-top action-parody isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Calvert
Premiere Magazine
April 17, 2009
This movie is Tarantino on speed, and without focus and style. It is in-your-face and proud of it with no apologies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 17, 2009
Like its predecessor, Crank: High Voltage is speedball cinema, a pure narcotized rush of blistering action, odious stereotypes, and shock-for-shock's-sake nastiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hazelton
Screen International
April 20, 2009
A self-consciously crazy action romp which overdoses on cartoonish violence and non-PC comedy.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
April 17, 2009
Yes, it's supposed to be dreadful, but it turns out that "Crank: High Voltage" is genuinely insufferable...Surely something so gleefully disgusting shouldn't have to work this hard to make an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 1, 2009
...just as sloppily caffeinated as before, with an extra layer of scummy race jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 17, 2009
If your idea of quality entertainment is a steady diet of video games, porn and Mountain Dew commercials, Crank wants your business!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 11, 2013
Plays it to all heights if idiocy where suspense of disbelief is no longer an instrument to the entertainment.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2009
William Blake may have once stated "The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom" but I'm guessing that if he ever had the opportunity to see the "Crank" films, he might have had second thoughts about that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 17, 2009
Watching this movie is like trying to survive on Red Bull and Skittles. It might keep you up for a little bit, but before too long, you'll just want to throw up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 23, 2009
Adrenaline-propelled and outrageously offensive, it's a cinematic video game that's neither coherent nor credible.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 21, 2009
So gross, brutal and just plain bad that I may never want to see another Jason Statham movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 20, 2009
Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham as a man with a machine instead of a heart, is boorish, bigoted and borderline pornographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 17, 2009
The chaotic onslaught of gruesomely violent and graphically sexual exploitation is so ugly and ceaseless this time that it eventually numbs, and then bores, the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2009
Thanks to Statham, it's often tremendous fun - and sometimes just surreal (check the Geri Halliwell cameo) - so it's too bad its demeaning, indefensible attitude towards women and casual racism leaves such a sour taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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