September 1, 2006
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use
Chev Chelios is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live.
As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast syndicate. A run of the mill job the night before instead...
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There is stupid, and then there is Crank
stupid. Jason Statham seems
to be making a name for himself as a 21st century action hero who only stars
in idiotic films. But where The Transporter
movies were consistently
entertaining if not a bit outlandish, Crank
goes over the top. The absurdity
is probably intentional to some degree, but that really doesn't matter - it is
poorly executed and definitely doesn't feature Statham at his finest.
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