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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:
Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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

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32 of 35 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 TOP 1000 REVIEWER 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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By xXxQDRxXx on 24 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I am really happy that I found Crank on blu ray. The movie is not available on blu ray in the UK which made me go for this import and I couldn't be happier. Its the uncut version which is even better.We all know about the movie but what you need to know is the picture quality right! After watching it I can fairly say it looks really good. You should be well happy with it. It sound great too with 5.1 DTS HD sound. I can recommend this movie on blu ray to anyone. Just get it. Great seller. Fast delivery. Great. Thank You.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Nov. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even if few things in this film make any sense, I simply can't rate it less than five stars, because I had sooooo much fun watching it...)))))))) Below, more of my impressions, with some SPOILERS.

Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is a hit man who one day wakes up and realises that he was injected with "Beijing Coctail", a deadly poison which is very quickly killing him - in fact he has only minutes left to live! There remains however one chance for him to survive - as long as he manages to keep his adrenaline level very high, the poisoning doesn't progress and therefore he may have a chance to find an antidote. But if he lets his adrenaline level drop to a regular level, he is dead meat...

What follows is 90 minutes of a tough guy running through the city, frequently half naked, with a raging erection poorly hidden from the public view. During this time he will get into an incredible number of fights and incidents, kill numerous bad guys, frighten countless women, snort coke, pilfer hospital supplies, cause vehicle accidents, commit robberies, start fires, abuse a defibrilator, horribly insult ethnic and sexual minorities, have VERY public sex with Amy Smart, hold surrealistic phone conversations with his doctor, confront Triads, LAPD, nuns, street gangs, Japanese tourists, etc., all to the appropriately fast paced rhytm of an AMAZING soundtrack!

WARNING: the kind of humour displayed in this film will probably mostly appeal to men... Also, the amount of verbal obscenities is such that some DVD players may not support it...)))

I am the first to admit that this whole film is just a surrealistic exercise in accelerated nonsense - but GOSH, DID I HAVE GOOD TIME WATCHING IT! If you feel a little bit down, get some beer and this film and just start watching - no matter how bad you feel before, this film WILL cheer you up! Enjoy!
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