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There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one.Aug. 31, 2006United States88 Min.R
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Crank is a 2006 American action film directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The movie follows the story of Chev Chelios (Jason Statham), a hitman who learns that he has been injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. Chev must find a way to keep his adrenaline flowing to stay alive and seek revenge against those who poisoned him. In this article, we will provide a detailed review of the movie and analyze its critical response and impact.

Summary of the Movie

Plot Summary

The movie Crank takes place in Los Angeles, where Chev Chelios, a hitman, wakes up to find himself injected with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. Chev realizes that he has been targeted by his rival Verona (Jose Pablo Cantillo), and his henchmen who seek to kill him. Chev decides to take revenge against Verona by tracking him down, but he has only a few hours to live.

As Chev tries to find Verona, he encounters several obstacles, including the police, rival gangs, and a Chinese mafia boss named Poon Dong (David Carradine). Chev also teams up with his girlfriend, Eve (Amy Smart), who helps him in his quest to stay alive. Chev’s journey is full of action-packed sequences, adrenaline-fueled stunts, and violent encounters.


The movie Crank features a cast of characters that includes Jason Statham as Chev Chelios, Amy Smart as Eve, Jose Pablo Cantillo as Verona, Efren Ramirez as Kaylo, Dwight Yoakam as Doc Miles, and David Carradine as Poon Dong.

Production Details

Crank was directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who also wrote the screenplay. The movie was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and distributed by Lionsgate. The film was shot on location in Los Angeles and features several iconic landmarks, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Santa Monica Pier, and the Staples Center.

Critical Response

Review of Critics

Crank received mixed reviews from film critics. The movie holds a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 99 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10 [1]. Critics praised the movie’s fast-paced action and Jason Statham’s performance but criticized its violence and lack of plot. In his review for the Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips called the movie “a vile, sadistic, and unfunny exercise in nihilism”.

Original title Crank
IMDb Rating 6.9 253,110 votes
TMDb Rating 6.6 3,204 votes


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