The complete ranked list formed from Scout Tafoya's cinematography poll on Fandor. Rankings are first by number of mentions and…
There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one.
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
This is a better remake of Speed, with Statham being the bus
Does it look like I got cunt written on my head? Who do you think you are fucking with?
Crank is an experience unlike any other. Being strapped down to a chair in a dark room and getting doped up with any and every drug under the sun designed to increase your heart rate and perspiration all the while being surrounded by dozens of TV sets blaring fragmented heavy metal music videos is the only comparable physical equivalent.
A nightmare to some**
But to a select few, Crank is a transcendent experience that has "cult status" written on its forehead. No, not the word "cunt." This film on the outside appears to be an eccentric, sleazy, stupid, dumbfoundedly bizarre…
I have a bad cold at the moment and needed to find a way to kick myself out of my dopey state, something which it turns out can be achieved by watching the heart-pounding Crank; a film that'll make you feel like a man even if you’re not man at all.
While this Speed-inspired action movie does come across a bit like an energy drink commercial at times, it features an iconic Statham role and really couldn’t give a rat’s ass what you think about it. It’s a film to make you feel tough as nails as the stone-faced Brit shows off his most agile badassery while engaging in extreme substance abuse and political incorrectness.
Crank is by no means…
Um... I have no idea how to review this movie. It is illogical, weird, dumb, but ITS FUN! I have never been a big fan of Jason Statham and his over the top action movies, but I kinda like this one.
About a third of the way in, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is standing in a hospital gown at a bay of TV screens. The report on the screens is about him, and what he has already "accomplished" so far in the film. One dead, others injured, hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage. A man looks at Chev, recognizes him as the man wanted by the police, and then looks back at the TV screens.
When I watch action movies, I often find myself acting like this stranger who, rather than respond in any way to the mayhem in front of him, turns back to the screen. I see the toll each of these films diegetically leaves in its…
Crank is, in a sense, awful. I mean it's really, really dreadful. It looks as though a madman managed to get the entire editorial facilities of a cheap piece of software, give it a chunk of footage, and randomly select one style for each scene. It's mad. It's absolutely mad. It makes no sense at all. And that's precisely why I liked it so much. No film I have ever seen better evidences the purposes of beginning a narrative in media res: "in the middle of things". It's maybe half an hour before you're given any idea whatsoever of what's actually happening, so frenetic is the pacing of the action. Normally such mania…
This is better than any movie ever made. It has everything
Damn son... much action.
Thats kinda everything the movie is made of. You wont get bored for sure. Even tho the movie is dumb... it is funny af and entertaining.
Would watch again
This was really enjoyable.
In Crank, Jason Statham is poisoned, if his heart rate sinks under a certain amount, he dies. So while he is trying to find the guy who poisoned him, he has to go through great lengths to keep his heart rate up to not die.
This is really a high speed, non stop action movie. Not only that, but the comedy is on point, it's really funny. The directors used a great visual style, that I always connect to those early 2000s movies, with lots of fast zooms, shaking cameras and just everything moving.
Some of the effects where also really early 2000s, but hey, I forgive them.
This was actually a really bloody movie, set…
A dumb movie that really embraces just how dumb it is with reckless abandon. It was hard as hell not to be entertained by this.
There was no better way to kick off the bachelor party of one of the best human beings on the planet than with a private screening of Crank. And there is no better private screening of Crank than one where you're gobbling tacos and guzzling Daisy Cutters in the same downtown Chicago screening room where Gene and Roger used to cut farts and snooze through Andrew McCarthy vehicles. I hadn't been in this magical mini-auditorium since my days as a paid journalist, so this was a thrill and a privilege.
My opinion on the movie hasn't changed since my original review, but I will say the bit where Chelios is trying to jack himself up by having the cabbie blast "Achy Breaky Heart" gets funnier every time.
One of the absolute best recent (wait, 2006 was ten years ago. When the fuck did that happen?) action/comedy movies. Non-stop action and actually funny scenes that don't solely relies on quips.
I guess I "get" why some people might call this entertaining, but no.
What if two high school students were able to make the movie of their dreams? The film has that quality - both good and plenty bad.
Statham is strong here. The comedy may be juvenile but he makes the most of it.
Velocissimo, pop, divertentissimo, demenziale ma non stanca.
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