Crank
Crank (2006)

A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 9, 2007
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Critic Score
61%
Flixster
User Score
71%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's a film about a guy injected with Speed... wait, there's no bus. It's a film about a guy who has to kick a bunch of squirmy butt to stay alive... wait, no snakes or planes here. But it is a film about doing lots of drugs and pulling lots of punches, and it entertains accordingly.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's a promising concept, but instead of expending effort on, say, a coherent script, the filmmakers lazily rely on cheap editing tricks and gleefully relentless sadism.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

For those who enjoy this brand of wholly mindless entertainment, Crank delivers.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's trashy, gory, gratuitous, ridiculous, completely far-fetched, and I had a smile on my face the entire time.

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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle

Leave it alone, or leave your brain and pocket change at the gate, strap yourself in and just enjoy the ride.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Jason Stratham rampages through Los Angeles in this retread of Speed, but for a movie premised on unrelenting action, Crank proves fatally turgid.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Gets by on a unique kind of absurd, deadpan humor in which the most implausible stuff cheerfully happens anyway.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Viewers baffled by stuff happening for no particular reason should probably stay well away.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The movie is cranked up somewhere between stylish and proudly stupid.

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Brian Tallerico
UGO

Sure, Crank is totally ridiculous, unbelievable, exhausting, and pretty much just plain stupid, but that's what makes it fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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Emily Armstrong
This movie was really well made, but I saw a really crappy version, so some parts were indecipherable. Jason Statham is great no matter what he's in, and… More
Eugene Bernabe
An adrenaline-filled path of destruction. The Neveldine-Taylor combination presents pointless entertainment and hardcore mentality. With Jason Statham at the… More
Jim Careter
Crank is a self adreneline rush. Jason Statham is a freaking badass in every movie he does, and this might be his best to date. You feel like there is a story… More
Reid Volk
Crank is the cinematic equivalent of getting a shot of adrenaline right into your cerebral cortex.It renders you slightly confused, very excited, and for some… More
Film Crazy
A very enjoyable Jason Statham movie. As usual he's brilliant as the action man,fast past, wise cracking, sex driven man. Its funny, exciting and… More

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