Crank

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Released 2006

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Director:
Mark Neveldine , Brian Taylor
Released:
2006
Rating:
R

Crank is a 2006 high-octane action film directed by Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine. The film is centered on highly trained American assassin Chev Chelios (Jason Statham). Chelios' most recent jobs have consisted of performing hits for an organized crime syndicate in California. However, the partnership comes to a screeching halt when Chelios wakes up after being poisoned by local criminal Ricky Verona (Jose Pablo Cantillo). Chelios quickly discovers that the poison used by his betrayers is known as the Beijing Cocktail. His physician, Doc Miles, informs him that the only way he can stay alive is by providing his heart with a steady supply of adrenaline. Chelios immediately sets off on an action-packed adventure to acquire adrenaline that will keep him alive so that he can save his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart), get revenge on Verona and the rest of his old employers, and to hopefully find a permanent cure for the insidious Beijing Cocktail.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Neveldine and Taylor empty their handbasket of cinematic tricks. They display visual wit, have fun with pop songs, and shoot much of the film in slightly choppy fast-motion ("under...

  • 60

    Variety Justin Chang

    Videogamers who've been itching for "Grand Theft Auto: The Movie" can tide themselves over in the meantime with Crank, a down-and-dirty actioner that follows a rugged antihero tryi...

  • 30

    The New York Times

    For a movie premised on unrelenting action, Crank proves fatally turgid.

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