Crazy as Hell

2002

Crazy as Hell

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Average Rating: 3.2/5

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A psychiatrist confronts a new client whose problems may not be all in his head in this drama. Dr. Ty Adams (Michael Beach) is a well-known psychiatrist who has earned no small amount of controversy for his blunt and "anti-medicinal" approach to treatment. Adams is also dealing with some emotional problems of his own after the death of his wife and child. Parker (John C. McGinley), a documentary filmmaker, has arrived at the hospital where Adams works to make a movie about his work, just in time for Adams to start working with a new patient -- a mysterious and angry fellow known only as "The Man" -- who insists he is Satan (Eriq LaSalle). The new patient is not easily convinced that he's delusional, and as he becomes a greater disruptive force, Adams can't help but wonder if maybe the stranger is telling the truth. Crazy as Hell was directed by actor Eriq LaSalle, who plays the new patient and is best known for his work on the television series E.R.; it was his first theatrical feature, after helming the made-for-cable Rebound.

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Critic Reviews for Crazy as Hell

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

This dramatically shaky contest of wills only reiterates the old Hollywood saw: Evil is interesting and good is boring.

Oct 3, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
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A morality tale whose thought-provoking potential is hampered by a made-for-TV look, rigid performances and an asinine 'twist' that brazenly rips off The Sixth Sense.

Sep 27, 2002 | Rating: 1/4

The film is a verbal duel between two gifted performers.

Sep 26, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

Despite its flaws, Crazy as Hell marks an encouraging new direction for La Salle.

Sep 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

So much about the film is loopy and ludicrous ... that it could have been a hoot in a bad-movie way if the laborious pacing and endless exposition had been tightened.

Sep 26, 2002

An allegory concerning the chronically mixed signals African American professionals get about overachieving could be intriguing, but the supernatural trappings only obscure the message.

Sep 24, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crazy as Hell

Brilliant with an excellent twist

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