Crank

Crank

Brian Taylor (2006)

84min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor betray their roots in commercials with this nonstop barrage of flashy tricks and breakneck action in which visual and narrative absurdity vie with each other on an insanely epic scale. Trash antihero icon Jason Statham (The Transporter) plays a retired hitman injected with poison. If his adrenaline level falls he'll die - something that must not happen until he's slain the LA crime syndicate boss responsible. To keep his heart rate up he ingests every drug going and, in a hilarious highlight, has public sex in Chinatown with girlfriend Amy Smart. It's Speed with a man instead of a bus, and nothing is sacred or even realistic - from Statham performing motorcycle stunts almost naked to calmly using his mobile while freefalling through the air. As fun bad movies go, this split-screen, hyper-kinetic comic strip revs up the entertainment value to lunatic "anything goes" levels. But taken seriously, it's just a violent and vulgar distraction.

Summary

An assassin faces a race against time when he learns a rival has poisoned him with a drug that will kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain level. As he sets out to take revenge on his enemies, he has to resort to increasingly desperate acts to keep his adrenaline pumping. Action thriller, with Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Cast & Crew

Chev Chelios Jason Statham
Eve Amy Smart
Verona Jose Pablo Cantillo
Kaylo Efren Ramirez
Doc Miles Dwight Yoakam
Carlito Carlos Sanz
Orlando Reno Wilson
Alex Jay Xcala
Director Brian Taylor
Director Mark Neveldine
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, a sex scene and nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama