Outstanding B movie!Burt Reynolds is terrific!
Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. | 12/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Crazy Six is an outstanding sci-fi, action thriller made by an unknown director, with known movie stars. One of the most original, violent and interesting 1998's action thrillers, this film wasn't exhibited at the theaters and it was released directly on video and DVD. And unhappily few people will have the chance to discover this different masterpiece. Crazy Six is a dramatic action movie, about Billie, a.k.a. Crazy Six, a low-level drug dealer who teams up with Dirty Mao (Van Peebles), in order to rob the drugs of a powerful trafficker, Raul (Ice-T, with few screen time). The plan goes awry, and Billie is hunted by Raul and his gang. His only chance is Dakota (Burt Reynolds, who gives an impeccable performance), a cynic American cop. The whole cast's excellent performances, the Pyun's daring direction and the interesting story replete of surprises (written by Galen Yuen) makes Crazy Six one of the best independent thrillers already done. If observed with more care, Crazy Six brings inside itself an intelligent metaphor about the communism's fall and the re-establishment of the capitalism in Russia. Dakota, Billie and the "heroes" are filmed by Pyun's cameras with a blue background (that symbolizes the capitalism), while Raul and Mao are shot with a red one (communism). The action scenes have a lot of style (Pyun films the shootings with the cameras shaking, accelerated edition and nervous rhythm), and although Crazy Six happens to be a drama, it won't disappoint the violence's fans.The DVD by Sterling Films brings the main cast's simple biographies and a trailer, the quality of the picture is great. With certainty, the most original, agile and interesting thriller available!"
WHEN BAD MOVIES HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE
D. Myatt | Los Angeles, CA | 06/12/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm actually too drained to write this review -- bad movies always do that to me -- but I feel obligated, as if it's my civic duty, to warn anyone who might be considering purchasing or viewing this god-awful mess-of-a-picture. Please, please, just take my word: this is one you'll want to stay away from. It's so boring and dull, so insipid and uninspired, such a poor excuse to assemble any familiar talent. Burt Reynolds? Wasted (despite his best efforts). Ice-T is barely in the film, and when he does appear on screen his performance is so restrained and muted that it becomes crystal clear that the director, perhaps intimidated by Ice's intense stare, didn't know what to do with him. Rob Lowe, as the title character, has never displayed so little on-screen charisma. Mario Van Peebles should be ashamed of himself; his performance is, in the saddest sense possible, a joke. Surely, Satan himself signed Mario's check for this film. The plot is as weak, half-baked and annoying as all the music involved (the utterly boring club song seems to continue on, literally, for the first third of the movie). The film's look will prompt one to seriously wonder if the Director of Photography was also forced, like one of the film's forgettable female characters, to smoke crack from a pipe duct-taped to his mouth. And if you're looking, at least, for stylized, shoot-'em-up-type violence you'll get none here. This film, I assure you, I promise you, has Absolutely no redeeming qualities! Please, I implore you, AVOID THIS FLICK! Don't put it in and get suckered into believing that its pace will pick up, it'll get better, and evolve into a decent denouement. It won't. It doesn't. It can't! IT SUCKS! Now, you have been warned, and I can now go to bed (It's 3am - please forgive any resulting errors this admonition might contain) -- knowing my conscience is clear, because I've done my civic duty for my fellow man!"
This may be the worst movie I've ever seen.
B. Kiser | 06/04/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Incredibly bad. I'm a big Burt Reynolds fan, but he must have fallen on hard times to make trash like this. I'd wager it's the same thing with Rob Lowe. Pretty talented guys, but nothing can save this convoluted story and writing. Horrible stuff!"
T could act who knew?
B. Kiser | 04/26/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"plot is weak but i actually enjoyed it and t was pretty cool and this is for any of his fans"