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
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NR
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Tonya Cornelisse
as AA Girlfriend
Emma Lung (II)
as Virginia
Richard Speight Jr
as Master Rupert
Jim Hanna
as AA Boyfriend
Paul Cooper
as Software Magnate
John W. Hardy
as AA Speaker
Taras Los
as Yuri
Jordon Trovillion
as Young Emily
Bruce Reizen
as Colonel Pepper
William Gines
as Chuchi
Michael Renda
as Peanut
Eugene Parker
as People Mover Cop
Helena Kash
as Redhead
Andres Zayas
as People Mover Cop
Lamar Babi
as Party Store Clerk
Andy Huff
as Jewelry Store Owner
Lloyd James Jr.
as Slave Jim
Kevin Parson
as Junkie
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Critic Reviews for Crave

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

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

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

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
RogerEbert.com
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 21, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

There may be a really good film in here if the excess is removed so the character study of these damaged souls can be more closely examined.

Full Review… | June 21, 2016
The Film Stage

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

Audience Reviews for Crave

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.

T. Patrick Snyder
T. Patrick Snyder

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.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer

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.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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