Spun Reviews

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November 25, 2003
Like an ex-addict reminiscing over their days of dependence, it's dead behind the eyes: hollowed out.
May 9, 2003
It never quite convinces you this is anything but a fashion shoot.
May 9, 2003
A placebo of a film.
April 25, 2003
Ultimately, Spun has no more substance than American Pie II.
April 24, 2003
This drug drama has enough drugs to stock a hospital but precious little in the way of drama.
April 18, 2003
A gleefully repulsive movie.
April 4, 2003
The movie is like the low-rent, road show version of those serious drug movies where everybody is macho and deadly.
April 4, 2003
A loud, disorderly descent into narcissism, a movie so in love with itself that its gaze rarely leaves the mirror.
April 3, 2003
This movie is less than zero.
April 3, 2003
[Akerlund] has effectively created a head-spinning, flesh-crawling milieu all his own, but Spun is ultimately short on substance and long on style.
March 28, 2003
Ultimately, plot complication and freneticism can't distract us from noticing that the movie has no insights, no point, no urgency and no importance.
March 28, 2003
Less a movie than an idea for a movie, and unfortunately it's a very bad idea for a movie.
March 28, 2003
Mistakes flash for cleverness.
March 28, 2003
The Core is not the only disaster flick opening today, and it's doubtful that the folks in that movie can save the urchins on crystal meth in Spun.
March 28, 2003
A great deal of energy is spent setting the thing up, bringing it off and then, post-rush, it just sort of drifts off into nowhere and goes still.
March 27, 2003
Seems to exist for no reason other than to suggest that crystal-meth freaks are really scattered innocents looking for their next consciousness-raising jolt.
March 27, 2003
Spun is slummishly stylish, occasionally funny, and pretty much devoid of meaning.
March 20, 2003
In Spun, the nightmare never ends for the pretty young Hollywood things like Mena Suvari and Brittany Murphy who play methamphetamine dress-up with pasted-on pimples and brushed-on bruises.
March 19, 2003
While his characters wallow and his wasted cast founders in the shoals of Will De Los Santos and Creighton Vero's script, kerlund apes the tics of his primary influences: Oliver Stone, Darren Aronofsky and the photography of David LaChapelle.
March 18, 2003
[I]t's so concerned with camera trickery and letting the actors go nuts, that there's no fuel left in the tank for story or character development.
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