‘Crisis’ is a 2021 drama/thriller focusing on the opioid epidemic. It tells three different stories, a once struggling addict who just lost her teenage son in a murder made to look like an overdose, a undercover cop trying to take down a big player in the opioid game, and a professor who is doing research for big pharma who comes up with some results they don’t favor.
‘Crisis’ stars Gary Oldman (Bram Stroker’s Dracula), Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger), Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man), Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Indira Varma (Luther), and Guy Nadon (Vice Cache)
The drug that is used in this film is a fake drug, but it doesn’t change the fact how serious of an issue opioid abuse is, and this movie hits that mark. The professor’s university tries to have him bought off and suppress his results in favor for big pharma, since the company is a big donor to the university. Sad thing is, that is exactly what would happen in that situation. It’s a gripping movie, the story is good and so is the acting. I found this little gem in Redbox, I give it a 8/10.