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Crash Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 4, 2011
For a movie obsessed with the connection between sexual intercourse and car accidents, David Cronenberg's Crash could hardly be more stationary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a dark, disturbing, languorous movie, as ludicrous, hermetic and repetitive, perhaps, as Ballard's original, but admirably assured and true to itself.
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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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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's about the human mind, about the way we grow enslaved by the particular things that turn us on, and forgive ourselves our trespasses.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
[A] snoozer.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I'm not quite sure what David Cronenberg is trying to say in "Crash," but whatever it is, he deserves a lot of credit for having the nerve to put it on screen and face the consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4