Crisis

Crisis

Crisis

Oscar-winner Gary Oldman and nominees Armie Hammer and Greg Kinnear star alongside Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Rodriguez for this thriller centred on three stories entangled in the world of opioid trafficking.

A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new "non-addictive" painkiller to market.

2021Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and drug use118 minsUSA
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Crisis / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

While highlighting one very real crisis, Jarecki’s film uncovers another, ongoing one – originality in American cinematic storytelling.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

This smart, clearly well-researched movie satisfies in some ways, feels diluted in others.

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Variety

Variety

Jarecki's tendency to streamline subplots doesn't make "Crisis" any less engaging, giving everything a pop, Michael Crichton-esque feel.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Time and again, the film shortchanges the human elements of its stories for drug stats that can be Googled in a matter of seconds.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Well-meaning but underwhelming.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Something of a horror film, and not in a good way.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It feels like research dressed as a drama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The issues - from addiction itself to the flawed incentives at institutions that might prevent it - demand a more expansive treatment.

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Salon

Salon

Meant to be hard-hitting, but it is completely soft-headed.

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