Crave (2013)

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A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies. Those dangerous visions explode in reality with deadly consequences when his intoxicating new relationship with a beautiful young woman goes sour. (c) Phase 4

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Charles de Lauzirika, Robert Lawton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2014
Runtime:
Phase 4 Films - Official Site

Cast


as Aiden

as Virginia

as Redhead

as People Mover Cop

as People Mover Cop

as AA Speaker

as AA Girlfriend

as AA Boyfriend

as Party Store Clerk

as Software Magnate

as Jewelry Store Owner

as Master Rupert

as Young Emily

as Colonel Pepper

as Slave Jim
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Critic Reviews for Crave

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

The guy fancies himself a hero, when in reality he's the person constantly thinking of witty comebacks after the fact.

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Helmer-writer Charles de Lauzirika's accomplished debut feature is too funny and self-aware to be disturbing, but it's certainly memorable.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Psycho film noir in the crumbling inner city has the right idea but lacks depth.

Full Review… | December 26, 2013
It's Just Movies

A tedious bore from start to finish...

Full Review… | December 16, 2013
Cinema Crazed

An artful if overlong howl of urban lamentation that puts an intriguingly melancholic top-spin on notions of vigilantism.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013
Shared Darkness

A creepy and deliberately paced thriller that is effective in its unpleasantness ...

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
RogerEbert.com

Audience Reviews for Crave

A crime-scene photographer romances a younger woman in his apartment building, while suffering delusions and fantasies about becoming a vigilante. This movie is trying so hard to be like its big brother TAXI DRIVER that it hurts to watch at times; it has a certain grotty charm and good performances, but needed a huge wallop of subtlety.

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Greg S

Super Reviewer

What we crave is a better movie! The previews set this thing up to look like a film version of Dexter, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The story follows a crime scene photographer who had enough of the injustice of the world and the horrible things he sees. He fantasizes about become a vigilantly and doing the things the police can't do, but there's a problem. He doesn't have any balls. The story presented in the previews and on the back of the box is just a description of the back story. The actual film centers around a love story, that doesn't exist. Photographer Aiden (Josh Lawson) is having sex with his neighbor Virginia (Emma Lung) who is half his age. Aiden believes he's fallen in love and obsesses over Virginia, but all she sees him as is a friend with benefits. Josh Lawson stars and he was actually pretty good, but what's the point of being good in a film that doesn't make any sense. Lines come out of nowhere and entire scenes occur that leave the audience wondering if it's really happening or just another of Aiden's fantasies. Perhaps, the worst part of this film is the narration. While Lawson does give a good performance, his character narrates his thoughts throughout the film, a jumbled mess of ridiculousness that gets old by the 30 minute mark. While there are a couple of interesting scenes, a solid performance by the lead, and one of my favorite actors, Edward Furlong, Crave is just one big mess of confusion that is most definitely not worth your time.

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Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

½

In many ways, this movie had a lot of potential, but I think the character did and said some out of character things which stretched from how he was portrayed. I also think the ending left something to be desired.

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