6.11 h 59 min2021X-RayR
Against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, the lives of a scheming drug trafficker, a drug addict architect searching for her missing son and a university professor harboring an ominous secret, intersect.
Nicholas Jarecki
Gary OldmanArmie HammerEvangeline Lilly
English [CC]
Audio languages
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.

Included with SHOWTIME on Amazon for $10.99/month after trial

Add to Watchlist
Add to
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Services LLC.
Write review

More details

Supporting actors
Greg Kinnear
Nicholas JareckiMohammed Al TurkiRhonda BakerDavid BernonKean CroninCassian ElwesTony HsiehJustin JacobsonRobert KappRobin Kerremans
Quiver Capital USA, Inc.
R (Restricted)
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Available to watch on supported devices


4.1 out of 5 stars

4491 global ratings

  1. 51% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 17% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

BLKReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
drama + action + thriller + a gripping dose of reality = a great watch
Verified purchase
what a pleasant surprise -- who needs a big premiere and movie theater when you can watch Crisis from your sofa!

this is an intelligent and engaging movie that will captivate you from start to finish like a page-turner of a novel. the characters are relatable, the acting is great (Evangeline Lilly was phenomenal), and the storylines are gripping and relevant.

stay in tonight, pop some popcorn and watch this movie! you won't regret it!
28 people found this helpful
Maxwell GoldReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautifully crafted and relevant thriller
Verified purchase
What I liked best was this was a thriller first, "message movie" second. It grabbed me from the first frame and took me on a rollercoaster until the end credits. Really cool to see Hammer in a grittier role and Evangeline Lilly was strong as the mom. Oldman and Kinnear seemed like they were born for these roles and it was fun to see them play off each other. Great pumping score and kinetic cinematography. I learned a lot about this deep-reaching problem plaguing our country by the end, but was first and foremost very entertained and gripped by the story. Strongly recommend!
23 people found this helpful
CarReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase
Great movie. Didn't have to go out of the house. Well done, based on true events, opens your eyes to what's going on with the drug companies.
15 people found this helpful
Su Young KangReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Important movie to bring the opioid issue to light. We need more of this.
Verified purchase
This movie covers a contentious but important topic that must be covered as we truly do have an opioid CRISIS. *spoilers* I wished for something better for Gary Oldman's characters' plot because we need heroes who are willing to put their necks out in order for this epidemic to end. Alas, I guess ending with a feeling of dread is how we should feel to tackle the problem at large. The photography and acting were incredible. Evangelline Lilly's performance was especially convincing considering her character's own struggles with addiction. Loved the movie and how tense it was. 10/10 would watch again!

BTW, Anybody know what song was playing during the supermarket scene? That was an amazing scene.
14 people found this helpful
PaulReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty intense show
Verified purchase
Great show! Always keeps you on the edge of your seat! This movie pretty much grabbed my attention and never let it waver! Make sure your drinks and snacks are full and get your bathroom break before watching, because you won't want to be interrupted after the show starts!
10 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie!!!
Verified purchase
Rented Crisis last night off a strong recommendation from a girlfriend of mine, since we both loved Arbitrage; Nicholas Jarecki’s first feature length film, and I must say, I loved Crisis as much as Arbitrage! Maybe more! I had no idea It even came out!
I was so surprised and excited when she told me and I couldn’t wait to watch it! Converging storylines, incredible acting, directing, all showing the greed of big pharmaceutical companies... It really makes you think...
Overall a great thriller. Highly recommend :)
9 people found this helpful
L.A. writerReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great cast delivers
Verified purchase
Director Nicholas Jarecki manages to keep many plates spinning as he weaves his tale about the “crisis” of the opioid trade, addiction, and the greed of big pharma. Great performances all around. Hard to go wrong with Hammer, Oldman, Lillly, Rodriguez, Kinnear on the screen. Thought Lily Depp put in a haunting portrayal as a young woman lost in her addiction. What a welcome change to see a thriller where the drug smuggling is taking place on the northern border with French-Canadian villains! Cinematography, Detroit and Montreal locations , music all add to the satisfying experience. See it.
7 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Approaching the opioid epidemic from 3 interrlated stories
Verified purchase
Crisis attempts to approach the opioid epidemic from three different but interrelated perspectives. There’s Evangeline Lilly who is an ex-addict. Armie Hammer who is a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent who is attempting to bust a gang involved dealing fentanyl. Finally, Gary Oldman is a professor working for a major drug company trying to approve its new pain killer. Lilly tells the tale of those families that have been hit by this newest drug addiction. She’s connected to Hammer’s story of how prescription drugs have now become a criminal enterprise. Finally, Oldman shows how giant pharmaceutical companies are pumping out these pills and ignoring their effects because they are so profitable. I think Crisis has a very important message but I wasn’t happy with all of the endings. It doesn’t deter it from being a good film however.
2 people found this helpful
See all reviews