Theatrical Release: September 1, 2006


Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) 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, Chev answers his cell phone and hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona (Jose Cantillo), who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and has only an hour to live. As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast crime syndicate. And a run of the mill job the night before that was supposed to be like any other hit went unexpectedly awry: Chev let his target go in an effort to quit the professional killing business and start a new life with his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart). Now, Chev must keep moving – literally – to stay alive. The only way to prolong the poison from stopping his heart is to keep his adrenaline flowing. As the clock ticks, Chelios cuts a swath through the streets of Los Angeles, wreaking havoc on those who dare stand in his way. He must rescue Eve from danger, stay two steps ahead of his nemeses as they try to eliminate him and search for an antidote to save his own life.

Dove Review

This is one of the worst fims I have seen in a long time. It is totally unbelievable, profanity ridden with the “F” word being the favorite choice, and has no redeeming value at all which I can think of. The main character, Chelios, shoots at police officers, steals a police motorcycle, makes love to his girlfriend in the open on a busy city street, uses drugs constantly and-oh yes-takes time to leave her a cell phone message saying “good-bye” as he falls out of a helicopter. He also drives a car into a mall, racing through it and causing chaos. Thank God for recent family movies such as “Zoom” and “How to Eat Fried Worms,” and “invincible.” This film is named “Crank.” Well, I sure felt cranky with the producers of this film after seeing it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: The main character makes love to his girlfriend on a busy street. Some skin is shown including her bare breasts. Chelios gropes her, and she performs a sexual act on him while he is driving. His erection is seen through a hospital nightgown. There is a picture displayed of two nude women kissing.
Language: F-104; Frickin-1; S-44; J-8; GD-3; D-3; A-12; H-5; Bi*ch-8; Pi*s-1; G/ OMG-5; Pen*s-1; Faggots-1; Racial Slurs-at least two; A picture of a man with his middle finger raised-1.
Violence: Continually-a man's hand is chopped off, a man is shot in head, others are shot, lots of blood. Police officers are shot at. A man steals an officer's motorcycle.
Drugs: Continually-plenty of drugs including cocaine, a Chinese drug and its antitdote, and booze and smoking.
Nudity: Full upper nudity of female, rear nudity of man, partial rear nudity of woman, plenty of cleavage.
Other: None


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Director: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Producer: Michael Davis
Genre: Action
Runtime: 87 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter