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Crisis (2021)

Director:
Nicholas Jarecki

COUNTRY
USA/Canada/Belgium

Genre
Crime/Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Crisis

RUNNING TIME
118 minutes

Producer:
Nicholas Jarecki
Cassian Elwes

Screenwriter:
Nicholas Jarecki


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dr. Tyrone Brower Gary Oldman
DEA Special Agent Jake Kelly Armie Hammer
Claire Reimann Evangeline Lilly
Dean Talbot Greg Kinnear
Supervisor Garrett, DEA Michelle Rodriguez -
Dr. Bill Simons, Northlight Luke Evans -
Emmie Kelly Lily-Rose Depp -
Mother Guy Nadon
Dr. Meg Holmes, CEO of Northlight Veronica Ferres -
Ben Walker Scott Mescudi -
Susan, Claire's sister Mia Kirshner -
Minas Michael Aronov -
Lawrence Morgan Martin Donovan -
Stanley Foster, DEA Micholas Jarecki -

 

Review

Nicholas Jarecki's long-awaited follow-up to his clever 2012 debut Arbitrage is this crime thriller about the triangle of drug abusers, traffickers and the pharmaceutical business, set on and around the border between Canada and the United States. Jarecki shows his skill as a writer with his interlacing storylines and well-drawn characters, even if a couple of them are borderline archetypes (Armie Hammer, Lily-Rose Depp). The most riveting part of the story is the one concerning university research scientist Dr. Brower, played with brilliance by Gary Oldman, who is unwilling to let himself be silenced by the large pharmaceutical company Northlight. Oldman's nuanced performance underlines the fine line between virtue and dishonesty in a complicated business world. There's enough truth and insight in Jarecki's story to make Crisis resonate and feel important, even in its somewhat less inspired segments.

Copyright 15.5.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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