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Crazy as Hell Reviews

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Jan Stuart
October 3, 2002
This dramatically shaky contest of wills only reiterates the old Hollywood saw: Evil is interesting and good is boring.
| Original Score: 2/4
Dan Marchesani
Boxoffice Magazine
September 27, 2002
A bit too derivative to stand on its own as the psychological thriller it purports to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Megan Turner
New York Post
September 27, 2002
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
September 24, 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.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 26, 2002
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.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 2, 2002
A great ending doesn't make up for a weak movie, and Crazy as Hell doesn't even have a great ending.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
August 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 21, 2002
'Crazy as Hell' leaves viewers with something to think about after the screen goes dead and the house-lights come on.
Harvey S. Karten
September 23, 2002
Perhaps no picture ever made has more literally showed that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 26, 2002
Utilizing lots of complicated, well-choreographed steadicam shots, La Salle directs with confidence -- this may yet be his true calling.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2002
Despite its flaws, Crazy as Hell marks an encouraging new direction for La Salle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Simels
TV Guide
September 26, 2002
A psychological thriller that doesn't really hold up if you think about it too much, but is nonetheless highly entertaining in a low-budget, David Lynch-ian way.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 26, 2002
The film is a verbal duel between two gifted performers.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
September 27, 2002
A fairly engaging, if overly simplistic, comic thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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