Los Angeles Times - 04/18/2009
"The movie thrives on absurdity and outrage....The frenzied camera work and stuttering editing are matched with a spasmodic score by former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton..."
A.V. Club - 04/17/2009
"[W]riter-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have written their own set of action-comedy challenges, and they slam-dunk pretty much every one." -- Grade: A-
Box Office - 04/17/2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] burgeoning action franchise that operates on its own gonzo, wonderful logic. CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE sizzles with comic brutality and audiences will eagerly tap into its energy..."
Committed to delivering A.D.D. movies for the music-video and video-gaming generation, directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor turn the action and antics levels up to "11" in CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE. The film picks up where its cult-hit predecessor left off, with hunky hit man Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) falling to his death on the streets of L.A. But fate and Chelios's vengeful enemies have other plans, implanting him with an artificial heart while preparing him for more extensive organ harvesting. When Chelios's escape reduces this temporary ticker to internal battery power, the quest for his own heart must be sustained by any electrical charge available. This includes everything from dog shock-collars to high-voltage transformers to a very public display of electron transferral with ex-girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart). Aided by good friend Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam) and the Tourette's-suffering Venus (Efren Ramirez), Chelios cuts a frenzied path of destruction on his way to a final shoot-'em-up showdown with the Ferret (Clifton Collins Jr.). Will it be in time to restore the aggrieved assassin's heart, or will Chev Chelios find that his tankful of tenacity is finally on empty' An adrenaline-fueled rush from start to finish, the film revels in its whiplash violence and vulgarity without ever taking itself too seriously. And with Statham further bolstering his dashing-while-deadly bona fides, CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE is action-packed, Colisseum-pleasing entertainment in its purest form.
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