| Drama, Thriller |
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Writer: Nicholas Jarecki
Cast: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Cudi
Runtime: 118 min
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 26, 2021 Limited
Release Date (Streaming): Mar 5, 2021
The new opioid drama Crisis weaves its way through three alternating stories all tied to the same subject — the tragic addictive nature of these drugs, and three individuals aiming to combat it in their own ways.
Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.
While Jarecki’s film, which it’s claimed is inspired by true events, drops knowledge about ways dangerous drugs get made, smuggled and sometimes approved at the highest government levels despite their life-destroying risk factors, it’s mostly built to get us off on suspense and the easy rewards of moral outrage.