Crash Reviews

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2006
a corny Hollywood attempt at a social problem drama, well acted enough to recommend
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 20, 2006
Stereotypes had painfully little to the discourse of American prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
April 12, 2006
Filters every scene… through the prism of race, but keeps turning the prism around and around until the colors no longer matter and we see only what the characters do.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 9, 2006
Quickly turns into a preachy, soapbox movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
March 4, 2006
Obnoxious, hollow, and not at all as smart or important as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 4, 2006
Film constructed of wild coincidences. A throwback to stodgy liberal melodrama of the 1960s like "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner". Says zero about the social and economic realities of LA that breed racism.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
January 4, 2006
The problem with the movie is that it is so brash and transparent in its attempt to spotlight and expose every single conceivable racial divide and stereotype, it loses all credibility and can't be but gawked at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2005
Haggis and savvy editor Hughes Winborne manage to pull all of these threads together and weave an engaging look at the abhorrent state of racism ... in our major cities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 14, 2005
Uno está dispuesto a perdonarle todos sus facilismos porque, en términos cinematográficos, es un muy buen drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
December 13, 2005
Tense, entertaining, and poignant- the film is a worthwhile watch. A high rate of coincidence robs it of some credibility. Yet, in some ways plays more as a myth, a parable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 9, 2005
It's smart, therefore, that Haggis has written such novel, precisely observed, often unpleasant characters as the ones Bullock, Dillon, and Cheadle inhabit.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 5, 2005
well-acted and well-directed, but also betrayed by its script
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 9, 2005
Presenting this year's middlebrow flog-pony.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
The directing and editing are phenomenal, as are performances by the ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: A
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 7, 2005
... everyone should see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
The movie is attempting to make a statement and it won't stop until you are aware of its statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 26, 2005
I almost liked it, because of how the actors struggled, and sometimes succeeded, to rise above the domineering message and create real people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Any relation to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
September 16, 2005
It's the sort of movie that makes people feel like they've heard an important statement without actually having said anything much.
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