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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 12 out of 27
  1. 75
    The movie is like the low-rent, road show version of those serious drug movies where everybody is macho and deadly.
  2. A swaggering journey into hell that conveys a chortling amusement at its own apocalyptic imagination.
  3. 63
    Makes you want to run home and shower, but Rourke's performance gets under your skin.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeff Stark
    The biggest problem with Spun is that it's really just about speed (and editing). And speed, like most other drugs, is in and of itself boring.
  5. Both a madcap comedy and a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse. But it's not funny or smart enough to work as either one, let alone to strike a balance.
  6. 10
    A turkey of Rubenesque proportions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Feb 20, 2014
    I've never seen a movie that was so real and surreal at the same time. Artful as well as gritty, some people will take a quick look and not " get" this. Surrounded by talented people, Mickey Rourke steals this movie. His monologue at the end of the movie had to be written by him and brought tears to my eyes. I laughed most of the way through this movie and then was hit with his words. Only open-minded people will be able to watch this gem. Someday more critics will "get" this and it will be declared a cult classic. Expand
  2. Mr.Screenjaw
    Nov 20, 2007
    Completely missed by critics. there is no plot to meth. i liked spun for all the reasons the hacks hated it. bravo.
  3. CiscoP.
    Mar 26, 2007
    Just like a movie about speed should be, fun, fast and disconnected, this characters are much more real than some people would like to believe.
  4. DaveD
    May 2, 2009
    Superb druggy slice of life. Perfect mix of style and content. All the cast are on top form, and Rourke is effortlessly good as The Cook.
  5. StacH.
    Apr 12, 2006
    I don't care - I liked this one. It's like a curiosity. And, so far from the formulaic tired crap that's out there usually. Worth a view at least. Expand

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