Crisis

critic Reviews

, 26% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • With its serious-minded story, Crisis aims higher than many crime thrillers -- but uneven acting and a spotty script mean the end result falls far short of its goals.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It's a noble effort, but like plans for a quick trip across the river to Montreal, "Crisis" never comes together.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    It's not enough merely to tell stories about different aspects of how drugs impact society - the connections have to be stronger and the narratives have to go deeper that what Jarecki has provided here.
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    Maureen Lee LenkerEntertainment Weekly
    Its biggest crisis is that it's a thriller with no thrills.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The film juggles three main stories and more minor ones, and several end up going over the top...
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    Kristy PuchkoPajiba
    Crisis feels like a lecture made up entirely of hypotheticals.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    The tragedy associated with such stories could provide fertile territory, theoretically, for a good drama about what went wrong and who's ultimately responsible. That movie might get made someday, but Crisis isn't it.
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    Mae AbdulbakiScreen Rant
    While Crisis has shining moments that are effective, the film doesn't engage with the characters or invest in any emotional stakes to be worthwhile.
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    Tony MedleyThe Larchmont Chronicle
    This is a high tension, slam bang story of the development of an opioid drug involving vicious drug dealers, corrupt corporations, and more, with fine performances.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    Jarecki doesn't deliver a subtle film, and to a certain extent, it works.
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    Kevin CarrFat Guys at the Movies
    It bites off so much it can chew that it chokes on it.
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