SPUN (2003) In this kaleidoscopic grungefest, a group of pretty young crystal-meth junkies bounce off one another like pinballs. The director, Jonas Akerlund, uses stroboscopic cuts, shock… 2003-03-14 R Unrated PT96M Drama John Leguizamo Brittany Murphy Mickey Rourke Jason Schwartzman Mena Suvari Patrick Fugit Deborah Harry Ron Jeremy Eric Roberts Peter Stormare New Market
Movie Review

SPUN (2003)

MPAA Rating: R, Unrated
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Mar 14, 2003; Rateds: R, Unrated; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: John Leguizamo, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Jason Schwartzman and Mena Suvari; Distributor: New Market

In this kaleidoscopic grungefest, a group of pretty young crystal-meth junkies bounce off one another like pinballs. The director, Jonas Akerlund, uses stroboscopic cuts, shock sound, and triple-X animated imagery to put us inside the experience of a crank high. Akerlund has an instinct for dirtbag theatrics. Spun is accomplished, but it's also numbing. The cast, slumming for cred, includes Jason Schwartzman, Mena Suvari, and Mickey Rourke, who reigns over the film because he's the one freak on hand who isn't faking his freakishness.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints