Crazy As Hell
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A psychiatrist confronts a new client whose problems may not be all in his head in this drama. Dr. Ty Adams (Michael Beach) is a well-known psychiatrist who has earned no small amount of controversy for his blunt and "anti-medicinal" approach to treatment. Adams is also dealing with some emotional problems of his own after the death of his wife and child. Parker (John C. McGinley), a documentary filmmaker, has arrived at the hospital where Adams works to make a movie about his work, just in time for Adams to start working with a new patient -- a mysterious and angry fellow known only… More
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"This dramatically shaky contest of wills only reiterates the old Hollywood saw: Evil is interesting and good is boring."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Despite its flaws, Crazy as Hell marks an encouraging new direction for La Salle."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"'Crazy as Hell' leaves viewers with something to think about after the screen goes dead and the house-lights come on."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A bit too derivative to stand on its own as the psychological thriller it purports to be."
‑ Dan Marchesani, Boxoffice Magazine
"Perhaps no picture ever made has more literally showed that the road to hell is paved with good intentions."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A morality tale whose thought-provoking potential is hampered by a made-for-TV look, rigid performances and an asinine 'twist' that brazenly rips off The Sixth Sense."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"So much about the film is loopy and ludicrous ... that it could have been a hoot in a bad-movie way if the laborious pacing and endless exposition had been tightened."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"A great ending doesn't make up for a weak movie, and Crazy as Hell doesn't even have a great ending."
‑ Marshall Fine, Journal News (Westchester, NY)
"A psychological thriller that doesn't really hold up if you think about it too much, but is nonetheless highly entertaining in a low-budget, David Lynch-ian way."
‑ Steve Simels, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film is a verbal duel between two gifted performers."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"An allegory concerning the chronically mixed signals African American professionals get about overachieving could be intriguing, but the supernatural trappings only obscure the message."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"A fairly engaging, if overly simplistic, comic thriller."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"Utilizing lots of complicated, well-choreographed steadicam shots, La Salle directs with confidence -- this may yet be his true calling."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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