Like its predecessor, Crank: High Voltage is the twenty-first century equivalent of ‘70s exploitation B-movie cinema—but taken to a whole other graphic level. It’s utterly pointless, intentionally ridiculous and very explicit as it revels in sex, guns and blood.
- April 20, 2009 |
"Criminal" is a familiar take on the “honor among thieves” cliché which feels satisfying at first, until you realize that the comeuppance only comes at the price of an even bigger con. It's a common Hollywood plot construction, but it drives home the point that immorality can only be fought by more immorality – a tragic myth that leaves us to our own human devices.
- September 10, 2004 |
Cyrus is a peculiar mixed bag. To say it's a complete failure would be unfairly reductive, though it doesn't fully succeed either. There's something very interesting going on here that can't be denied, yet neither can the sense that it fails to form into a complete whole.
- July 16, 2010 |