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: September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
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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.

James Berardinelli

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.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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

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Brian Tallerico

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

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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