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November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2009
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have slowly started garnering actual critical consideration for their Crank movies; with Gamer, they make another good case for taking them seriously.
September 8, 2009
In the press materials Mr. Butler informs us enthusiastically that the movie "has all the hallmarks of Neveldine's and Taylor's sick, yet genius minds." At least he's half right.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 8, 2009
Bodies and buildings blow up but this is carnage of the most lacklustre sort, with any momentum petering out long before it's "game over."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 8, 2009
It's a deeply cynical and joyless point of view, completely lacking in the winking visual style that made Crank worth a look.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 8, 2009
Crass, nonstop action triumphs over narrative and character in this movie-length simulation of a video game.
September 8, 2009
As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 8, 2009
Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were responsible for the delirious Crank and Crank 2 but left the magic behind.
September 8, 2009
Add an element of interactivity into the hyperkinetic, repetitive action, plodding narrative, and stupefyingly obvious social commentary, and the potential might exist for something entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 8, 2009
The game sequences are all familiar flash, and zero tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 4, 2009
This was never going to be much, but it could have been more than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2009
There's plenty of violence, but the movie's already-passe fear of a Web-based world is standard-issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2009
Shoot-em-up auteurs Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor straddle the line between aping and perfectly executing violent action movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2009
Butler is perfect as a piece of barbequed beef, Kyra Sedgwick plays a sexy talk-show host and there are small roles for John Leguizamo and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 4, 2009
It's clear that Neveldine and Taylor could have come up with something deeper, darker, and better for their third act. Instead, they lean on the easy cheat codes of conventionality, somehow forgetting they're better at exploding them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 4, 2009
Literally playing an action figure, bulky Butler doesn't deliver a performance so much as a workout routine; the best that can be said for him here is that he shows endurance.