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There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline, and today hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) will need every one! He has one hour to settle the score, say good-bye to his girl and go out with a little style! The only question is, will he stay alive long enough to see it happen?
DVD FEATURES Crankd Out Mode! For the first time ever, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, making-of insights, interviews, running commentary and more without ever leaving the film! Family-Friendly Audio! Enjoy the film without the usual expletives... should you so wish. English and Spanish Subtitles 16x9 Widescreen & 4X3 Fullscreen versions available 5.1 Dolby® Digital Surround EX 2.0 Dolby Digital
Action anti-hero Jason Statham is competing with himself to make the most relentless, non-stop action flick imaginable. In Crank, tatham stars as a hit man named Chev Chelios who's been poisoned by some Chinese toxin; the only way to stave it off is to keep his adrenalin flowing, which requires him to drive at top speeds through crowded traffic, start fights in bars, and run pell-mell down hospital corridors while wearing one of those humiliating smocks that tie in the back. In other words, Crank is high-end pop-trash, filled with many preposterous/ingenious stunts and over-the-top performances (Dwight Yoakam, Sling Blade, is downright droll as a doctor offering Chev assistance), marred by an unpleasant attitude towards women (Amy Smart, Outside Providence, will not look back on this as one of her signature roles). This is a movie for the audience who enjoyed Transporter and Transporter 2 but wanted Statham's perpetual scowl to become a kind of theatrical mask, a perpetual signifier of intensity that begs--nay, demands--that everything around it rise to a mutual level of absurdity. Fans of Luc Besson (Leon / The Professional, District 13) will find Crank to be simpatico. --Bret Fetzer
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Honestly, I found Statham's performance in Crank to be possibly one of his best. He continues his career with a lack of versatility the genre of movies he tends to be cast in, with the exception of the romantic comedy London, but his character is unlike any of the other generally wooden, raspy-voiced, earthily cynical characters he's played since his first role. Lock, Stock, Snatch, the Transporter films, and even Cellular showcase him in practically identical roles. In Crank, which involves gangsters, shootouts and other high-over-the-top action sequences, and a character's fatal deadline, themes that you can find in each of the films previously mentioned, he is shown in a role as an aggressive, hasty, impulsive, and highly temperamental person. I mean, when has Statham ever raised his voice or conveyed emotion in any of his films? Here, he does, and that makes it a much more likable role than if it were played by most other action stars.Read more ›
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I'll preface this by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed both Transporter movies, which were gleefully over-the-top and just plain stupid fun. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2008 by Steveriffic
A 1 star for this movie is too generous. A waste of time and money unless you like to see someone run, run and run some more all through the movie due to an unrealistic drug that... Read morePublished on April 30 2007 by D. Landry