Time Out says
A zippy, colourful coming-of-age tale, ‘C.R.A.Z.Y.’ is buoyed along by engaging central turns, iconic pop tunes and a pleasingly meandering narrative that can take a left turn at a family wedding and wind up in the Sahara. Loosely based on the life of a friend of the director, it has a firm grasp of period and a plausible sense of the stubborn ructions and unarticulated tendernesses of family life, but also offers fantastical touches apt to its religiose undertones: during one especially stultifying midnight mass, Zac messianically levitates to ‘Sympathy for the Devil’. Indeed, the film is better at conveying the ecstasy of music – a passion shared by father and son – than the particular tribulations of growing up fifi, a subject with which, like Zac himself, it is notably reluctant to engage.
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