John Barlow’s review published on Letterboxd:
I sometimes call Michael Bay action splatter paint due to how much he fills his frames with movement, and how the end results can look like a series of red, orange and brown colors spilling across the screen. It can often give off the feeling of a caffeine high (I know that sounds mild, but I've actually never done any drugs harder than that so it's the only drug I can refer to while remaining accurate). But if something like Bad Boys II is a drug high, than Crank is a drug overdose. If Michael Bay is action splatter, than Neveldine & Taylor (based off this film at least, I have yet to see their other works) is action Aschan School. A stylistic portrayal of hyper-realism that is simultaneously revolting to look at yet too fascinating in its design that I personally can't look away.