Search - American Crude on DVD

American Crude
American Crude
Actors: Raymond J. Barry, Aaron Brumfield, Gino Cabanas, Ski Carr, Claudia Choi
Director: Craig Sheffer
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2008     1hr 38min

Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Jennifer Esposito (Taxi) and Michael Clarke Duncan (School for Scoundrels) give hilarious performances in this off-beat comedy! For years, Johnny (Livingston) h...  more »

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Raymond J. Barry, Aaron Brumfield, Gino Cabanas, Ski Carr, Claudia Choi
Director: Craig Sheffer
Creators: Craig Sheffer, Bradley Kramer, Gregg Michael Abrams, Oak O'Connor, Jeff Winiski, Mike Diiorio
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Thai

Similar Movies

   PG-13   2008   1hr 26min
Big Stan
Director: Rob Schneider
   UR   2009   1hr 45min
Director: David Mackenzie
   R   2009   1hr 37min
The Ruins
Director: Carter B. Smith
   UR   2009

Similarly Requested DVDs

   R   2008   1hr 47min
Bangkok Dangerous
Single-Disc Edition
Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun
   R   2009   1hr 39min
The Maiden Heist
Director: Peter Hewitt
   PG-13   2009   1hr 30min
The Brothers Bloom
   PG-13   2010   1hr 53min
Hero Wanted
Director: Brian Smrz
   R   2008   1hr 34min
Up in the Air
Director: Jason Reitman
   R   2010   1hr 49min
   PG-13   2009   1hr 51min
Director: Guy Ritchie
   R   2008   1hr 44min
Director: Bill Paxton
   R   2002   1hr 40min
Crossing Over
Director: Wayne Kramer
   R   2009   1hr 53min

Member Movie Reviews

Jeremy G.
Reviewed on 1/4/2011...
Very Original loved it!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Absolute Garbage
Kevin P. Mangold | fairview, tn | 06/09/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Hyperbole aside, this is the worst film I have ever seen in my life. Makes 'Plan Nine From Outer Space' look like 'Citizen Kane'. The people responsible for the creation of this mess should be beaten about the head and neck with lead pipes. There is absolutely nothing to recommend about this film and one has to wonder how desperate for a paycheck any of the actors must have been to work on this disaster. Avoid this like the plague."
More stuff like this, please!
wildsouth | Cape Town, South Africa | 12/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a most surprising and enjoyable movie! I was looking for another movie, American ...something... but picked the wrong one - American Crude - and what a find! It was loads of fun. I was laughing and talking to the movie throughout! The characters are all most believable and are surely to be found downtown in any major city - in the US and out. Excellent stuff! One of those movies, when you see the end credits roll, you go Awhhhhh!

Highly recommended if you have a healthy sense of humor and don't mind a touch of the bizarre.
Up From The Ground Came A Bubblin'...
Mark Eremite | Seoul, South Korea | 07/28/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"AMERICAN CRUDE comes over a decade after its inspiration. Movies like Pulp Fiction don't lose their brilliance in the dust of years, but it's films like AMERICAN CRUDE that make people forget what they once did for the business.

Written and directed by Craig Sheffer (Keith of One Tree Hill), the movie is desperate to sound biting and witty. Transvestite prostitutes debate against vegetarianism (arguing that they have a consciousness because they turn to face the sun and neglecting, of course, to mention the fine points of phototropism). Jaded spouses debate the merits and purposes of marriage (a painfully unclever argument with wrinkles all over it). Hillbilly farm boys woo unsuspecting virgins by citing the biological imperative of the human body. It's lumpy, clumsy, poorly worded stuff.

I don't know how relatively talented individuals like Ron Livingston, Ron Barry, Michael Clarke Duncan, and John C. McGinley ended up floundering in this lame horse of a film. Even Rob Schneider (who I think can sometimes have his place in a film) is horribly miscast, dutifully playing it straight to his (for some reason) best friend, Ron Livingston's smarmy and corrupt attorney. (Schneider, now that I think about it, does the best job of acting in the whole film, and his character -- the one person trying to do the right thing -- is a welcome pace, surrounded as he is by a whole cadre of selfish, whining, argumentatively shrill losers.)

The stories sputter out before the movie is even halfway finished, but that's mainly because the writing is so bad. The directing shows promise but is tortured by a lack of focus. Trying so hard to be a dark comedy and culturally relevant and philosophically edgy and wistfully ironic, the film spins out of control. But I'm not really describing its flaws aptly; "spins out of control" makes it sound vibrant or at least energetic. This stupid little flick is neither.

One thing that can be said for it: it is certainly crude. It's not the most vulgar movie I've ever seen, but it wants to be. Perhaps if there were more creative power involved in the making, it could have at least shocked and titilated. Instead, it manages the astounding feat of being both offensive and boring. The various stories eventually come together -- much like PULP FICTION -- but unlike Tarantino's film, the result is a dull, headachy mess. And even though I'm one of those people who are always willing to give Rob Schneider a chance, I will say that it's bad news when he is the best thing about the movie."