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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.
Relentless frenetic action accompanied by pulse pounding kickass tunes! Gratuitous entertainment fraught with unbridled badassness!
Hyperactive adrenaline pumping violence and mayhem!
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…
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.
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…
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…
"This shit is some hardcore shit. Some plant shit right here."
Dumb action for real, but dumb pushed way up
You can tell it was made on a $12 million budget, but it does well. However, this comes at the expense of being able to do for real action scenes, so most of the movie is Chev doing dumb shit to get his heart going. I was expecting more guns and fighting and shit
I watched Crank 2 years ago before ever seeing this and loved it, so here's hoping it'll still impress
A truly bizarre, misogynistic, racist and juvenile collage of styles tossed in a blender and ground up to a pulp to create a uniquely weird, mesmerizing piece of outsider art. The film is it's own beast and is guided by impulse and an impossible to define set of rules (no parents, no rules). Whether purposefully or not, it's on to something and boy is it fun to watch. A great movie to watch while rollerblading at 30mph.
Absurd (on purpose) action film in which Chev Chelios, a mob hitman, is injected with a poison that is slowed down as long as he can keep his heart rate up. With a timer on his life, he races to track down the people that did this to him, and perhaps find an antidote. Excellent sense of humor despite a bad script and weak special effects, but leaves you wanting it to be just a little more outrageous. Similar to another film that took it a step further (and was executed better), Shoot 'Em Up.
Statham going meta over Hong Kong and his apeshit B-movie career. Relishing the Eurotrash video quality. Still fun 💁. A
Crank is a fucked up, batshit insane, shit storm as Chev Chelios runs around LA causing extreme violence, having amusing sex, doing copious amounts of drugs, shedding blood, guts & limb loss, getting a heart-stopping blowjob, stealing police vehicles, robbing a hospital and causing epic shopping mall destruction... all within 70 minutes.
Blah blah, fucking blah, Chev Chelios is my hero.
If there was a GTA movie, Crank would come close.
Slow in some parts, but it really pumps your blood with its simple premise in others. Fun movie for the adrenaline-junkies out there.
Highly inventive in its style, action, and humor, Crank hits the ground running and never stops.
Chev Chelios is an assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate.
But things are about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival, which will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, and to keep his heart pumping, Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve his girlfriend.
But his ulterior motive is to get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him......
It's as high concept as high concept can get, and I'm sure the pitch by Neveldine and Taylor was, 'it's Speed, but…
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