Crave (2012) Movie Review

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2012 | Thriller, Drama
113 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies.

Crave (2012) is an American drama thriller movie that is also known as Shatterbrain and Two Wolves. Director and co-writer Charles de Lauzirika (Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007), The Beast Within: The Making of ‘Alien’ (2003), Blade Runner (1982)) failed at executing and writing this movie. This movie was so daunting for me to watch, and I was just watching the time and hoping for it to be done with so I can write this review. There are no thrills, suspense, fun, comedy and likeable material in this movie. I think this is the week that I am seeing all the terrible movies and hoping for next week to be better with enjoyable spooky movies. It is gloomy, dark and boring.

Crave is about Aiden (Josh Lawson - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), The Campaign (2012), House of Lies (2012)) who basically lives in a fantasy world that results in deadly outcomes. Aiden is a freelance crime photographer in Detroit that is lonely and underpaid. He seeks comfort by imagining himself saving the day. He meets his next door neighbor Virginia (Emma Lung - Triangle (2009), The Jammed (2007), Stranded (2006)) and cannot stop thinking about her. I could not figure out if they were really sleeping together all of the time or not. Virginia ended the relationship after he told her that he was old enough to be her father - that is something creepy to say to someone you just finished being sexually intimate with a few seconds ago. A robber left a gun behind, and Aiden kills someone very close to Virginia hoping that he will have her forever.

The actors did a great job, and that is all the good I can say about the movie. I would not recommend this movie to anyone unless you would like to see how a confused, lonely psycho person thinks. This movie had potential but just needs the right person behind it.

About Crave 2012

Title: Crave
Original Title: Shatterbrain, Two Wolves
Year: 2012
Runtime: 113 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Ron Perlman, Mike Ancrile, Don Kress, Ralph H. Meyer, Taras Los, Rebecca Mccarthy, Edward Furlong, Steven Hauptman, Emma Lung, Tonya Cornelisse, Richard Speight Jr., Brak Little, John W. Hardy, Lloyd James, Andres Zayas, Belén Cascón, Andrew Huff, Susan Pike, Christopher Stapleton, Lisa Gaulzetti, Wendy Aaron, Dwayne Gill, Kendall Chappell, Lamar Babi, Chameria Law, Michelle Lynne Balser, Don Cochran, Joshua McCarthy, Josh Lawson, Olivia Farrell
Writers: Robert Lawton, Charles de Lauzirika
Director: Charles de Lauzirika