Crush (2013)

Scott had it all until a sports injury crippled him during senior year. Now, he has to balance rehabilitation with friends, schoolwork, and a mysterious new crush, whose obsession with him threatens to destroy everything! From the very beginning, CRUSH plays into the same tired old cliches that frequent the thriller genre, first by introducing us to a group of well-groomed but utterly predictable teen stereotypes who make few attempts to gain our support. Lucas Till takes on the role of the pretty boy athlete against Crystal Reed's oddball loner, whose strange behavior leaves no room for ambiguity in the first and second acts. Right when it seems that everything has been figured out, however, writer Sonny Mallhi and director Malik Bader throw us for an unexpected loop that few will see coming. Some may say that the twist ending is a cheap cop out with insufficient clues, but at least it makes for a nice surprise. Although it is lacking in many regards, CRUSH travels at a brisk pace and offers a decent enough cast to carry the audience through to completion.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like CRUSH:
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, SWIMFAN, THE CRUSH, FEAR, THE FAN, MISERY, OBSESSION, PLAYING HOUSE.

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2 comments:

  1. The cover of the dvd/bluray could have been a little bit more subtle.

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  2. Ha! That's for sure, granted it didn't click until after the movie, but poor planning!

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