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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Neva Chonin San Francisco Chronicle

    It's all about the dumb thrill, baby. Leave it alone, or leave your brain and pocket change at the gate, strap yourself in and just enjoy the ride. show more

  • 75
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    If you can stomach the hard-R rating, this is a smart, sexy and funny sprint. show more

  • 12
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Every movie's gotta have a gimmick, and Crank's is that it has an excellent shot at ending 2006 as the worst film of the year. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The 2006 summer movie season went out with a reasonable bang courtesy of Crank, a jacked-up, unapologetically mindless bit of ADD-prescribed escapism that more or less delivers on a nifty premise. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Crank is an efficient, witty, junkyard dog of an action movie for its first hour. Unfortunately, the script runs out of gas before the hero does. While it's cooking, though, it's violently preposterous fun. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    One could argue that Crank works best as a comedy. It's occasionally funny, and some times VERY funny. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    So blatantly contrived it could be called The Fast and the Spurious, Crank has the small saving grace of being intentionally ridiculous. The action sequences are more notable for their outrageousness than their visceral power. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Genially preposterous, with stunt players outnumbering actors by something like a 3-to-1 ratio, the action thriller Crank is surprisingly watchable. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The whole thing whizzes by in such a panicked rush that there's no time for anything so immaterial as character, but what little we do learn about Chev works against the film. show more

  • 80

    A Saw for the action crowd, this is an intense, stripped-down ride that goes places you’d never expect. Edgy and outrageous, it should get the fearless Statham some deserved attention. show more

  • July 10, 2008 obigguy456702146
    Report This User

    Jason Statham is my favorite action actor, but this film wasn't the greatest

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