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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Hell is sitting through a movie in which you have no respect for the protagonist and the "surprise" ending is as clearly lit as the exit sign. show more

  • 25
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    The script is so overstuffed with painfully obvious clues (the constant patina of sweat on the cocky doctor's face, for one) that we don't need the ominous rumbles on the soundtrack to tell us where we're headed. show more

  • 60
    Steve Simels TV Guide

    As a director, La Salle manages to sustain a mood of looming menace almost throughout, and as an actor he gets the film's best joke: When his Satan fills out his hospital admission form, he gives his social security number as 666. show more

  • 70
    Luke Y. Thompson New Times (L.A.)

    Utilizing lots of complicated, well-choreographed steadicam shots, La Salle directs with confidence -- this may yet be his true calling. show more

  • 60
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Starts encouragingly and finishes strongly with a twist, but the middle is weighed down by too much discourse when it should be visually evoking its ideas and developing its mood of unease. show more

  • 40
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    It could have been a hoot in a bad-movie way if the laborious pacing and endless exposition had been tightened. As it is, only LaSalle's sizzling performance makes Crazy more than a by-the-numbers psycho-horror thriller. show more

  • 40
    Mark Holcomb Village Voice

    Uneasy mélange of occult thriller and insane-asylum-as-social-microcosm parable. show more

  • 30
    Dave Kehr The New York Times

    Starts on a note of relative naturalism and under Mr. La Salle's nuanced direction gradually becomes more and more unhinged until it concludes in an altogether different genre. show more

  • 20
    Scott Foundas Variety

    An erratic, psychobabbling jumble of scenes that never builds to any discernible point. show more

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