Crank 2006

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Action thriller starring Jason Statham as ace hitman Chev Chelios, who learns that he has been injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops below a certain point. Racing against time and against his own body, Chev must keep up the pressure as he tracks down the men responsible and exact his violent revenge.

Starring:
Mark Neveldine, Efren Ramirez
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 27 minutes
Starring Mark Neveldine, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Brian Taylor, Jason Statham, Amy Smart
Director Mark Neveldine
Genres Crime, Thriller
Studio UCA
Rental release Limited availability
Main languages English

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Customer Reviews

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Mar. 2007
Format: DVD
I feel I need to write a positive review looking at the list of abuse this has been subjected to!

I can't understand how so many people hated this film. Yeah, it's daft, but come on, how many action films don't have a credibility stretching premise? (Face Off, The Rock, Gone in 60 Seconds, all of the Mission Impossible films etc).

I sat and watched this with my partner last night and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It pretty much runs in real time, and doesn't let up from start to finish. Jason Statham does exactly what you want (and expect) of him, with his perpetual scowl and well delivered one liners. There was a nice thread of humour throughout, and some fun characters (the dead-pan doctor was a nice touch).

Lighten up people, and get a sense of humour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 3 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Absolute classic movie, very funny, very violent, full of energy from start to finish, this is one movie that will never be forgotten in a hurry, great original story and concept about a man who has been injected with a poison and is slowly dying but finds enough energy to keep going until he kills those responsible! An adrenalin fuelled movie full of fights and car crashes and shoot outs and total mayhem throughout, highly entertaining, very funny in most places too, a fantastic cast carries it off, Jason Statham is the ultimate hard man action star, Amy Smart is his dim sexy girlfriend, this is a must for all out fun and thrills!

This review is for the German Extended Uncut Blu-ray release with the red sleeve cover.
Great picture quality in HD, all in full English language.
This Blu-ray is extended by around 10 more minutes than the UK DVD.
Region FREE disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 19 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
Chev Chelios is an assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate.

But things are about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival, which will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, and to keep his heart pumping, Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve his girlfriend.

But his ulterior motive is to get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him......

It's as high concept as high concept can get, and I'm sure the pitch by Neveldine and Taylor was, 'it's Speed, but in the human body'. And the reason why it works? It's because its way over the top, bonkers, and constantly winking at the audience.

In anyone else's hands, this would have been a straight thriller, directed by Tony Scott (RIP) and starring Denzel Washington. Sure, it would have had the stark visuals, but it wouldn't have that element of absurdity this film has.

And this is the films winning formula, absurdity. Referencing retro video games, and unsubtle hints and GTA, crank is 'cranked' up on all scales, from acting, soundtrack, narrative, visuals, and of course Statham.

Never before has he starred a film that could not have had anyone else in his role.

So all in all, you'll either like this film or hate it, but you'll definitely experience it....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
Indeed, British magazine Radio Times reviewed Crank and called it a violent and vulgar distraction, maybe so if you be a little prudish and timid of stomach for high octane thrills. Crank is utterly bonkers fun, and it knows it, star Jason Statham knows it, directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor know it, and quite frankly any action movie junkie fan knows it.

The tongue is planted so firmly into cheek it is in danger of breaking skin, it's a film that lives to take you on a most improbable thrill ride and succeeds admirably in doing so. Plot is kind of incidental, but Statham has been injected with a Chinese drug that will kill him if his adrenalin levels drop. So off he goes in search of vengeance and maybe an antidote? He runs, he jumps, he snorts drugs, has sex with Amy Smart in public, rides a motorbike like Evel Knievel, flashes his arse a lot and gets a major league erection.

He, much like the film, never pauses for breath, it's all very breakneck and kinetic. The makers are guilty of acting like kids locked in a sweet shop, with all the flashy tricks of the action movie trade used wherever possible, but so what? Sit back with a good drink and some movie snacks and enjoy one of the best action movie rides of 2006. 8/10
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By CR78 on 30 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD
It always amuses me when people go see a movie and comment on it not being something that it never intended to be. If you want believable storylines and actions, character development and seriousness then you'd never come and watch this movie to begin with.

Crank is an all out actionfest film, a thrillride from beginning to end. Yes there's unrealistic events, yes there's moments that are downright amusing, but it does what it says on the tin. We're not talking The Shawshank Redemption here people.

Statham plays his typical Lock Stock/Transporter style which fits this film perfectly. Basically it's action at 200mph from beginning to end with some fantastic camerawork and some great moments which you can't help but enjoy. Sure there are some scenes (especially coming towards the end but I won't leave any spoilers) that look a bit dodgy, but I think we can forgive that for this type of film.

Personally I loved it. If you want an all out action packed film full of stunts, women and a few laughs then you can't go wrong with this. If you want character driven thoughtfulness then look elsewhere. All I can say is, send the mrs out, get the mates round, crack open a few beers, whack this on and prepare to be entertained.
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