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The Crew

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, violence and language
Very Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Teen to Adult
1 hr. 28 min.
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USA Release:
Seymour Cassel, Dan Hedaya, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dreyfuss in “The Crew”
Featuring: Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Seymour Cassel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dan Hedaya
Director: Michael Dinner
Producer: Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures
Jeremy Piven and Carrie-Anne Moss in “The Crew”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “There’s no place like home—even when it’s the ratty Raj Mahal senior citizen residence hotel in yuppie-haven South Beach, Miami. While sexy models cavort on the white sands posing for haute couture fashion magazine covers, four fossilizes former wiseguys: Bobby Bartellemeo, Joey “Bats” Pistella, Mike “The Brick” Donatelli, and Tony “Mouth” Donato, face eviction from the semi-squalor of the Raj on this otherwise posh strip of shore. Management’s plans for renovations of the building, to force higher rents and attract a classier clientele, are squeezing the geezers out. Although in the sunset of their years, it’s not exactly sundown, and they hatch a seemingly simple scheme to save their retirement residence. Comedy and chaos collide when the elderly GoodFellas’ caper goes awry and inadvertently entangles a paranoid drug lord who is convinced he’s about to be rubbed out by a mysterious gangland rival.”

Viewer Comments
Hmm, let’s see, bad script, bad acting [from some very good actors, mind you] and a lot of boredom pretty much sums up my feelings of “The Crew”. Granted there were a number of funny lines, a low number though. I didn’t notice a lot of cussing at all. However, I am now using the word, “mook” [like book] some now. I kindof thought it was a neat little word so I picked it up. I wanted to like the movie, but I just never really got into it. It was like the whole thing was in slow motion, to accompany the large number of older people who would go to it. I don’t know. Cliches abounded in this movie. I could spot a sentimental scene five minutes away. Especially toward the end. I was hoping fo something new and funny. But I guess you don’t always get what you want, now do you?… My Ratings: [3/2]
—Jason Eaken, age 17
This movie should be called “The Disappointment.” It was funny at parts, but there weren’t enough of those parts. I love Carrie-Ann Moss, but please, can we try and make a good movie. That’s all I ask. Her talents weren’t utilized here at all. Who knows, maybe she wanted to work with Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfus. About 15 un-needed scenes in strip clubs. Perhaps it was to make up for a really pointless scene. Don’t waste your time. go see “Bless the Child” instead. It’s got less cussing and a better plot. My Ratings: [2½/2]
—Jason Eaken, age 17
This movie is terrible. I was offended tremendously by this movie. The movie is full of sexual content. A scene of brief nudity disgusted me. A group of my friends and I went to this movie expecting a really funny movie. We got the total opposite. There is bad language through-out the movie. This movie should easily have been rated R. I do not reccmmend this movie to any one wanting to see a funny movie, or to any one else for that matter. My Ratings: [1/1]
—Andrew Waits, age 16
Movie Critics
…at least 1 use of the “f” word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also used…
…casual sexual relations… severe violence…
—Preview Family Movie and TV Review
…one of the year’s funniest films…
—Bill Muller, The Arizona Republic
…A simple R [rating] would have been entirely adequate…
—Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz