Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Crime Spree (2003)

Gérard Depardieu , Harvey Keitel , Brad Mirman  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.


Watch Instantly with Prime Members Rent Buy
Crime Spree
$0.00
$2.99 $5.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $9.98  
  1-Disc Version --  
Deal of the Day: "Marvel Cinematic Universe" on Blu-ray
Today only, save 41% on Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled on Blu-ray. Celebrate Comic Con and catch up on these Marvel hits all in one collection. Shop now

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Hallyday, Renaud, Saïd Taghmaoui
  • Directors: Brad Mirman
  • Writers: Brad Mirman
  • Producers: Gary Howsam, Jamie Brown, Jim Reeve, Juan Montilla Eslava, Lewin Webb
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000E32WV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,978 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Crime Spree" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

These guys were given one last chance to pull off a job without screwing up. Guess what happened? Chicago's biggest mob boss doesn't like being robbed, and he's out for blood. So are the guys whose car got stolen as the gang's getaway vehicle. And then there's the dirty federal agent and the double-dealing crime lord who handed them the assignment. If they get out of this alive, it'll be a miracle. A mob hit starring Harvey Keitel ("Pulp Fiction") and Gerard Depardieu ("The Man in the Iron Mask.")

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Laughs ... worth a rental January 15, 2004
Format:DVD
I don't know how I stumbled onto this DVD, but my blind purchase (I do that sometimes) was a success. There are some moments in this movie that are laugh-out-loud funny. All of the French actors in this film are legends in France for one reason or another (some of them are famous music artists) and the nearly always excellent Harvey Keitel and Abe Vigoda also star.
The French thieves appear to be bumbling idiots at first, but despite appearances they get it together as the movie progresses, so don't expect non-stop slapstick humour. The laughs are sometimes in the more subtle situation-comedy moments. There are some tense and surprisingly violent scenes too. At times the script was clichéd ("you must either be brave or very stupid to be here") and I also felt like a better editor could have salvaged some of the jokes (and punchlines)...there were a few times where there were pauses before or after a joke that felt a bit too: oh i see, you want me to laugh now, right?. I also dislike the premise in movies, where everyone is a potential traitor (which is a cheap and easy way for allowing lots of plot twists to complicate things).
The DVD: Nothing except for the director & producer commentary, which is, by the way, very interesting. And I don't mean that in a good way. I advise you to NOT listen to the commentary, because you may suddenly notice a lot more flaws in the film that more seasoned directors (who, granted, probably would have bigger budgets) would have not let go unnoticed. The director/writer Brad Mirman is not a dumb guy, but he's clearly inexperienced and perhaps a bit too pleased with his (debut?) film -- ie. 'oh I love this next scene'.
Look past my complaints, this film has a fresh and funny approach on a tired (mafia & fish out of water) theme, with funny and inspired performances all round. Recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Movie. December 21, 2004
Format:DVD
An amusing crime-based comedy that runs the gauntlet of robbery, murder, blackmail, and a surprisingly amusing phonesex moment. The acting is wonderfully done, one the best roles I believe Abe Vigoda has been offered.

Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, and Renaud pull off their characters flawlessly, which is saying something because they're dark characters that are injecting some serious comedy.

In the end, everyone involved with this movie should definately be proud of their effort, because it's definately worth seeing.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly Funny January 8, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
God, this movie is funny.
There is one thing I would like to point out: Many people refer to this as a foreign film, and I guess technically it is since it was made by a Canadian company, but I feel this is misleading and many people will think it is a foreign language film, when it is not. The first few minutes of the movie are in French with English subtitles, but after that the entire movie (except for one scene) is in English.
I have to say that making an English-speaking film with French actors was a gamble - but it was a gamble that pays off big-time. These guys are so funny they reduce you to tears. Crime Spree is a unique twist on an old genre. I highly recommend it for everyone who like to laugh.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS MOVIE IS A RIOT November 17, 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This movie had me on the floor. I can't remeber the last time I laughed so much watching a comedy. Gerard is hysterical and Harvey Keitel is a fantastic. The story is very clever. A group of dim-witted French thieves are sent to Chicago to steal a necklace and end up going to the wrong house and robbing the head of the mafia (Keitel). From there things get worse as our French heros struggle to get out of the windy city and find their way home. There are several scenes where you'll find yourself laughing out loud... especially when Keitel calls
his number one on the phone (see the movie and you'll know what I mean). The acting is great and the cast seems to have had a great time making it. All in all, this film does exactly what it's supposed to do: Entertains and makes you laugh.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Hillarious !!!! May 19, 2006
Format:DVD
A hillarious spoof of the Godfather, et al with Harvey Keital as a mobster, and Gerard DePerdeau as french crook trying to get back to France alive, after he and his co-horts accidently kidnap mobster keitel. WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED truly a funny movie

ABOUT MOVIE:
These guys were given one last chance to pull off a job without screwing up. Guess what happened? Chicago's biggest mob boss doesn't like being robbed, and he's out for blood. So are the guys whose car got stolen as the gang's getaway vehicle. And then there's the dirty federal agent and the double-dealing crime lord who handed them the assignment. If they get out of this alive, it'll be a miracle. A mob hit starring Harvey Keitel ("Pulp Fiction") and Gerard Depardieu ("The Man in the Iron Mask.")
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good laugh March 2, 2004
Format:DVD
Crime Spree is brilliant parody of many film genres (crime/mafia, fish out of water, comedy of errors). The performances by Gérard Depardieu (Daniel Foray), Albert Dray (Raymond Gayet), Johnny Hallyday (Marcel Burot), and Renaud (Zero) were excellent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun movie February 16, 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
If you enjoyed watching likeable wannabe crooks bumble around in movies like "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock, and two Smoking Barrels," this movie belongs in the same bin. Not as good in my opinion, but still really funny.
A bunch of entry-level criminals from France can't ever do anything right, so their boss sends them to Chicago for one last chance at a big job. This job goes worse than their previous work, and they find themselves at odds with the Chicago mafia (led by Harvey Keitel and Abe Vigoda) and a street gang.
The plot is not as twisted and surprising as other movies, but it's original as far as I can tell. You might guess at what is going to happen if you are one of those types trying to figure it out, but at least you won't feel like you are watching something you have already seen, and you will laugh all the way. On the other hand, people like me will be thrilled all the way.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars not a beer but I enjoyed
I'm a given to any Harvey movie, not a beer but I enjoyed it'll
Published 2 days ago by randy c crowder
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful movie!
Love this movie. The comedy starts early and continues through the end. Great twists. Doesn't disappoint even after watching it multiple times. Highly recommend.
Published 9 days ago by C. S. Garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars cute conspiracy film
old time cute conspiracy film; funny...
Published 10 days ago by Terri
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
funny, love the movie
Published 16 days ago by Mario E Rivas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Low key crime caper, lots of character actors doing their thing, with a touch of humor!
Published 16 days ago by len davidson
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the watch
My wife and I thought it was a very funny movie, very cutely done and an unexpected turn of events at the end. Very entertaining.
Published 23 days ago by B. Horne
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not enjoy
Quit watching 30 minutes into movie. Was not funny to me. Kind of a stupid comedy. Will not finish watching.
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Yonce
1.0 out of 5 stars Zzzzzzzzz!
only made it about 10 minutes into the movie before I shut it off. wasn't very good at all. I would not recommend this title
Published 2 months ago by Ray Cuomo
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
It was okay. If you like "3 stooges" type of acting. A humorous take on crime and crime bosses. Harvey Keitel is good.
Published 2 months ago by Yvonne
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Silly, but entertaining movie. Plot was convoluted and characters were unique. Would recommend this if you are not in the mood to think too much. Lol.
Published 2 months ago by Lincolor
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category