Mike Flaherty
July 25, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Spun

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
96 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/14/03
performer
John Leguizamo, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Jason Schwartzman, Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit, Deborah Harry, Ron Jeremy, Eric Roberts, Peter Stormare
director
Jonas Akerlund
distributor
New Market
author
Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

Jonas Akerlund’s look at a circle of SoCal methamphetamine addicts is populated by young actors with one stunning performance behind them — Schwartzman in Rushmore, Mena Suvari in American Beauty, Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous — who have yet to realize that early promise. As for a frenzied John Leguizamo… well, that just seems redundant. As is Spun, ultimately, which comes on the heels of The Salton Sea, a vastly more thoughtful rendering of the speed-freak milieu. EXTRAS Ironically, it’s ’80s wunderkind-gone-to-seed Mickey Rourke who steals what there is of a show, most hilariously in an alternate trailer and deleted scene, as an ersatz television chef instructing his viewers in the stove-top joys of cranking.

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