Crush (2002)

Produced with the help of the Sundance Institute, Alison Maclean's first feature, Crush, is a clever, gynocentric neo-noir. Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock) stars as Lane, the film's conflicted femme fatale. The film opens… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Derailed by jarring plot turns, Crush is an implausible take on female friendships.

Loren King
Chicago Tribune

Mixes slapstick, poignancy, tragedy and sophisticated wit.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

There are as many misses as hits, but ultimately, it finds humor in the foibles of human behavior, and it's a welcome return to the roots of a genre that should depend on surprises.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Crush is a half-comedy, half-weepie that doesn't really work, though Andie MacDowell is quite wonderful.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

While McKay's debut feature is witty, weepy and easy on the eyes, it never lets the obligation to entertain interfere with the messy flow of human responses.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Anyone who suffers through this film deserves, at the very least, a big box of consolation candy.

Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

While it would be easy to give Crush the new title of Two Weddings and a Funeral, it's a far more thoughtful film than any slice of Hugh Grant whimsy.

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Globe and Mail

...the plot is so mechanical it squeaks.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Feels like the first reel of Bridget Jones's Diary spliced onto Othello.

Film Threat

There are pleasures to be had early on in "Crush," but they get fewer and farther between.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Hard movie to get through. Pretty okay movie though.