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"There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.9  (257,204)
  • 57

In the 2006 action-packed movie Crank, Jason Statham stars as Chev Chelios, a hitman living the life of luxury with his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart) until he is poisoned with a rare synthetic drug by his rival, Verona (Jose Pablo Cantillo), while on a job. The drug will eventually kill Chev, but a doctor tells him that he has a chance to survive if he can keep his adrenaline pumping at all times, as the poison slows down his heart rate.

Desperate to stay alive, Chev goes on a wild and chaotic rampage throughout Los Angeles to find the antidote to the poison. He spends the majority of the movie speeding around the city, stealing cars, getting into fights, and causing chaos in public places. As he goes on this adrenaline-fueled journey, he must also try to stay alive long enough to find the antidote and get revenge on those who poisoned him in the first place.

As Chev furiously tries to keep his heart rate up, he encounters a number of eccentric characters along the way, including a stripper named Ria (played by Bai Ling) who helps him stay awake during a scene in a club, and Eve's friend, Kaylo (played by Carlos Sanz), who is also a drug dealer and aids Chev in his hunt for the antidote. Throughout the movie, Chev’s heart rate becomes a visual motif, with his heart periodically appearing on screen alongside his increasing rate.

The film's frenetic and relentless pace is driven by its direction, which features quick cuts, rapid camera movements, and a highly stylized visual approach. The soundtrack is equally energetic, featuring a mix of punk, rock, and electronic music that amps up the movie’s energy even further. Part of the film's appeal is the absurdity of Chev's predicament combined with the sheer adrenaline and pure carnage he unleashes on anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.

Jason Statham's performance as Chev Chelios is a perfect fit for the character; he brings his signature tough-guy persona to the role, and his charisma helps to keep the viewer engaged and invested in Chev's quest for survival. Amy Smart is also excellent as Eve, providing a strong emotional anchor for the audience amidst the chaos and destruction that surrounds her.

In addition to its high-octane action and relentless pace, Crank also features a number of humorous moments that help to lighten the mood and balance out the film's more intense and violent moments. Many of these comedic moments come from the absurdity of Chev's situation and the various bizarre characters he encounters along the way.

Overall, Crank is an intense and highly entertaining action movie that delivers non-stop thrills and excitement from start to finish. Its unique visual style, energetic soundtrack, and excellent performances from its cast combine to create a film that is both thrilling and fun to watch. If you're looking for a wild ride, look no further than Crank.

Crank is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 57.

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    6.9  (257,204)
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