December 12, 2014
'I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil."
November 29, 2014
There is good and bad in all of us no matter if you're white or black. Crash is surprisingly a great movie providing committed performances from it's ensemble cast, film editing and storytelling was top notch, but what i loved most about this movie was the interconnection between all the characters. Crash was a emotional roller-coaster ride of forgiveness, guilt and shows us the modern world of racism crisis in America, there is alot to think about it. Deserved winner for best picture at the academy awards in 2004.
November 23, 2014
This film wants to be great but I did not feel it reached the heights that many people had claimed it to be a really disappointing film
April 6, 2012
Worst movie to ever win best Picture
November 18, 2014
Solid drama that hasn't aged well but still works as an examination of race & bigotry. The cast is excellent across the board, bringing layers to each character & keeping them from being stereotypes. Behind the camera, Haggis keeps the action & drama moving, and though it gets a bit melodramatic & preachy at times, still manages to be one of the better films examining race, along with some nice bits of humor for relief. While in hindsight, not quite worthy of its Best Picture Oscar, still a solid film.
October 26, 2014
On first viewing of this film years ago I very very much liked its honesty, differing standpoints, and range of cast however now after watching a second time, I feel as if it is just too direct and without the continuity that makes audiences fully connect to characters. While I must applaud the acting by the whole cast to make their character's seem beleivable and realistic what lets the entire film down is that only once did I ever feel any care or connection to the characters and the one time I did was with a very minor character. Without adding in spoliers I feel like Crash just wants to be too smart and too ground breaking for its time. I see the merit in having the range of character's each with their own personal problems that eventually all collide but I wish the aftermath would have been more expanded and indepth to truly show just how effective this crash had been on possibly changing their rascit points of views. This could of added the needed emotional punch to a story that really is in a scramble at trying to find where it should go next and it is this that turns Crash's story into a disjointed mess with very little continuity even after the film was suppose to intergrate all the stories into oen. What I did enjoy though was the dialogue and how each character has a definite select motivation and perspective on life, even if some were underutilised or had very litte overall effect on the story, or lack of. Crash is by no means an awful film but the audience should not be tricked into beleiving it is as intelligent or likeable than it tries to be, but instead focus on the merit of its acting, characters and fine use of sets.
October 25, 2014
Oh ick. I watched David Spade's "Lost & Found" movie the other day and thought the sick aftertaste would never leave my mouth, but this movie makes that taste like a breath mint by comparison. VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE, GUYZ, RACISM IS BAD. True facts, movie! But try being a little more subtle... every message is like a brick to the face. And in the end, I can't care about any of these characters or feel sorry for them because they live in such a cartoon-like exaggeration of what racism today is really like. I know why this won the Oscar, though... voters probably were afraid they'd be seen as racist if they didn't choose it. I watched the who,e thing, but twenty minutes in I was reaching for my iPad...
October 23, 2014
Love this movie because of the way in which all the characters have their own personal feelings towards racism. Just a beautiful film. The part where the little girl almost gets shot almost made me cry.. What a touching movie, what a superb story..
October 12, 2014
Crash is an overblown melodrama that didn't deserve to win best picture.
September 28, 2014
Crash has some decent performances, but is an obnoxious and preachy film by shoving racial stereotypes down your throat for the full 115 minutes.
September 25, 2014
And I was complaining about The King's Speech and The Artist winning Best Picture...
|Lucas Augusto C||
September 2, 2014
"Crash" is fantastically full of inspirating performances. Maybe, this can be a little unsatisfying, but, "Crash" give a lession of life;
September 14, 2014
Not exactly deserving of Best Picture, but it's still a great movie.
September 6, 2013
Pretty rote, bland. preachy stuff... I can`t sit through it again...
January 14, 2014
An emotional and powerful look at the dysfunctional urban community, it explores this feeling in such a way, that the audience is able to sympathize with the characters.
May 17, 2014
Beautifully powerful masterpiece with a smart episodic plot examining different sorts of racism and socialism issues today (dated 2004) that were resolved or left open-ended, energized by the really good performances of the great cast. (A-)
(Full review coming soon)
August 23, 2014
Films waarbij verschillende verhalen samen komen zijn cool!
February 25, 2014
What Paul Haggis has achieved with Crash is nothing short of remarkable. The brilliant script and expert direction ties together dozens of seemingly separate characters as they live 36 hours of their lives. Each character, despite having to share Crash's short run time quite sparsely, is deep, well-developed and the viewers never lose sight of their motivations. Some powerful acting, raw emotion and beautiful music cap of a real achievement in modern cinema, and the final act never strives to be more than it is.
August 14, 2014
While at times violent and nearly all times emotional, Crash reveals one message: Everyone is predjudice in some way.
August 7, 2014
Good acting and some standout scenes, but so preachy, unsubtle, and cheesy.