Aug 27, 2021
Jarecki doesn't pretend to offer solutions, but his film does reveal how lost we can all get in the mix.
Aug 19, 2021
If I walked out of Crisis with the amount of knowledge and awareness that I learnt, then it was a time well spent .. and I didn't walk out with just that.
Jul 16, 2021
...the story remains topical and compelling enough to hold attention, aided by its strong cast and the ever-intense Gary Oldman.
Jun 30, 2021
There's no denying its timeliness, offering a compelling look at what will certainly be remembered as one of the most underplayed tragedies of our time.
Jun 22, 2021
Somewhat muddled in its message but accurate in its heart, "Crisis" doesn't knock down any doors, but does bring to the weekend-watch crowd some excitement inside some real-world problems
Jun 18, 2021
One of the narrative strands is particularly hard-hitting and compelling, pointing to the profiteering and homicidal activities of the giant pharmaceutical companies.
Jun 17, 2021
An out-of-another-era movie, a starry, location-heavy, issues-driven feature melodrama in the age of streaming miniseries... How do you alert moviegoers to a punchy powder keg pitting Big Pharma and its talons against fumbling by the feds?
Jun 11, 2021
An effective drama/thriller about the opioid crisis that shows three separate situations that ultimately come together to blatantly shine a light on the problem while still entertaining.
Jun 9, 2021
Crisis could have made an appropriately sprawling streaming series, but as a two-hour film, it is still an admirable and passionate effort from the talented Jarecki.
Jun 6, 2021
Review Armie Hammer is quite fine in a film without peaches. Here he glares with perfection, has an admirable posture, and seems to be quite ready for a Dirty Harry remake.
Jun 6, 2021
Crisis is the type of movie that slaps a few random facts from Wikipedia about opioid addiction over its end credits and considers itself profound.
May 21, 2021
The first narrative film on the opioid crisis and will surely be the best for years to come.
May 19, 2021
While this multi-story film doesn't quite pack the punch for taking this problem seriously in its scattershot methodology, there's at least an ample ambition in trying to broaden this picture to be far more than just one genre of drug drama.
May 15, 2021
Thankfully with interesting character arcs, the film scrapes by being full labelled as an 'issue' film.
May 13, 2021
Crisis invites us to reflect on an invisible enemy that grows bigger every day and whose ravages have become normalized to the point of horror: the addictions created by opioids and the silence that companies keep [Full review in Spanish]
May 12, 2021
Sprawling, high-stakes, yet somewhat superficial dramatic thriller.
May 12, 2021
Fans of the genre will be satisfied and there is a socio-political commitment on the part of the director... that deserves to be applauded. [Full review in Spanish]
May 11, 2021
Star power times three with Oldman, Lilly and Hammer tackle opiod abuse with powerful, grounded performances
May 9, 2021
Had an amazing score and great cinematography. The cast is immense & Evangeline Lilly gives one of her best performances. I really wanted more from third act & story cohesion.
May 6, 2021
Well-researched and even more well-meaning, the film provides plenty of sobering statistics but the drama is stilted and schematic.