“Crisis”: Greed, Opioids, and a Little Dirty Harry

“Is that a gun in my hand?” Armie Hammer goes undercover in “Crisis.”

Who could not like a film where the lead villain — a short, bearded Quebecois drug dealer — is called Mother? (Hey, you! Put your hand down.)

Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki, whose previous effort, Arbitrage (2012), dealt with a troubled hedge-fund magnate, a role earning Richard Gere a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination, has now focused on the opioid epidemic. As noted on…