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Crash Reviews

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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
September 9, 2008
While the director remains firmly behind the wheel for the first hour or so, he cracks up toward the end with sequences that send the film and the audience into a ditch.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 8, 2001
To say this movie is sick is too facile. Let's just say it's perverse. Crash is a grotesque film filled with vacuous characters and a destitute theme.
| Original Score: 4/10
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
[A] snoozer.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
"Crash" doesn't extend beyond its most immediate sensationalism. When the movie does attempt to find a theme, it slams into a brick wall of mumbo-jumbo.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 9, 2006
Wildly unwatchable, as if someone had made Andy Warhol's Frankenstein without being in on the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
David Cronenberg's examination of automobile-eroticism is a failed experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
An extremely well made but utterly preposterous show. It is so far out that it is off of any scale you can imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Cronenberg may feel it's necessary to temper explosive content with conspicuously tame style lest he lose any hope of a popular audience; whatever his motivation, though, I find his recent movies more compelling in conception than execution.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
[There] are movies which are utterly without value, movies that may even offend your sensibilities. For me, Crash was just this kind of film.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 11, 2002
While it is brilliantly crafted on a technical level, Crash is completely devoid of any human emotion, which only serves to distance the viewer farther than he or she already is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 61/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg has said that he made the film to find out why he was making it. You may watch it for the same reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
So far from being involving or compelling, so intentionally disconnected from any kind of recognizable emotion, that by comparison David Lynch's removed "Lost Highway" plays like "Lassie Come Home."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Lacking compulsion, Cronenberg's film is just repetition. It may crash, but it doesn't burn.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Cronenberg, for once oddly inhibited by brazen subject matter, has made a meticulously stylized and controlled film that leaves many of its characters' ideas muffled and lacks the true audacity its material demands.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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