Crisis: Directed by Nicholas Jarecki. With Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear. Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, stories of an undercover cop, a professor, and a grieving mother collide in this dramatic thriller from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki.
“Three different drug stories collide in this fast moving drama.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe excellent cast and the crisp editing make this watchable, but other things bring the movie down.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll the characters are two-dimensional. The story is predictable. Every trope from evil corporations to lone lawman are crowbarred in. Even the Eastern European drug thugs are a ridiculous cartoon.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe entire runtime is a relentless, two hour shouting match between angry goodies and baddies!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDespite this, I followed it through to the end… and thought meah!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNot great, but not bad.”