Crash (2004)

Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide in this drama from director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. Graham (Don Cheadle) is a police detective whose brother is a street… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A raw and unsettling morality piece on modern angst and urban disconnect, Crash examines the dangers of bigotry and xenophobia in the lives of interconnected Angelenos.

Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Ultimately, Crash succeeds in spite of itself. Its color war starts to feel obvious and schematic. Its coincidences and cliches become like a pileup on the 405 freeway, but there it is -- you find yourself rubbernecking and can't manage to look away.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Any relation to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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Total Film

Provocative, moving and powerful, this multi-stranded LA story is undoubtedly one of the best films of the year. Just don't drive to see it.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Haggis moves seamlessly between all these stories and has structured them in such a way that his characters reach a crisis point simultaneously, followed by melancholy clarity.

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Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter

Enjoy the wonderful performances by a cast very committed to the cause.

Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

While it's hard not to admire Haggis' ambition here, his lofty aspirations sapped Crash of any real ingenuity or emotional punch.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's smart, therefore, that Haggis has written such novel, precisely observed, often unpleasant characters as the ones Bullock, Dillon, and Cheadle inhabit.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

An already over-eventful narrative -- what, another crash? -- teeters into melodramatic implausibility.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A masterpiece that deserves to be watch and discussed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
After re-watching this, I have to conclude that it did not deserve the Oscar for that year. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth watching.
KJ Proulx
As you are feasting your eyes on this breathtaking film, you will lose count of how many thematic elements are present. This film revolves around family and… More
Kevin Cookman
Solidly entertaining racial soap opera melodrama.
Daniel Perry
Other than the Sandra Bullock/Brendan Fraser storyline (which didn't really go anywhere), this is basically a perfect movie. Most impressive to me were Don… More
xGary Xx
This well intentioned story of intertwining lives in the cultural melting pot that is Los Angeles is an ambitious attempt to explore the grey area outside of… More
Emile Tremblay
Very touching scenes from this slow, heart-warming and astoninshingly perfect movie. Thandie Newton really impressed me.

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