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Crash Reviews

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February 23, 2015
Experiencing a movie like Crash is the equivalent of walking merrily down the road on a warm summer day, then suddenly falling neck-deep into ice-cold water.
February 23, 2015
Crash is the best film I've seen so far this year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2015
Movies don't come better acted, as lucidly written or, most importantly, more capable of grabbing a viewer emotionally and intellectually than this exceptional ensemble drama about racial and ethnic relations in urban America today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2015
Watching the talented cast in Crash hurl venomous racial invective in their interlocking dramas may give the film a consistently charged atmosphere, but it's ultimately no more insightful than an hour of talk radio.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 23, 2015
Set in a simmering cauldron of racial tensions where subtle nuance can cut as deep as unambiguous hostility, it's a powerful drama about the often bewildering contradictions that underlie human behaviour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 23, 2015
The performances are all spot-on.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 23, 2015
As events (both kind and cruel) unfold, even the most seasoned movie-goer will find something here to surprise -- and shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2015
It's one of the best films of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2015
Using a complex but comprehensible web of fraught relationships, chance encounters and random circumstances, [Haggis] provides a snapshot of a city strained to breaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2015
While the mini-genre it occupies -- multi-storylined ensemble pieces about dysfunctional life in southern California -- is already well-established, Crash is a superb, sometimes literally breath-taking new addition to this august group.
January 6, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2014
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.
February 15, 2013
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.
July 7, 2010
Haggis shows a lot of promise as a director: his film is never dull. But he needs to unlearn some of the bad lessons he picked up working in TV, which demands that everything be neat, symmetrical and underlined.
July 7, 2010
There is a welcome desire and introspection here that tries to make us as an audience think about the various causes and reasons for racism aside from the easily fall back positions of intolerance and bigotry.
September 26, 2009
While it's hard not to admire Haggis' ambition here, his lofty aspirations sapped Crash of any real ingenuity or emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 39/100
April 29, 2009
A masterpiece that deserves to be watch and discussed.
October 18, 2008
A hard-hitting film whose seemingly unconnected stories and characters intersect boldly, jolting us into a raw awareness of the volatility of ethnic mix in which we live.
August 7, 2008
The script by director Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco has a scolding air to it, and watching the movie is like taking a dose of castor oil -- probably good for us but not a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2008
Crash is, easily, one of the strongest American films in years. When it was over, I sat in my chair, shell-shocked in stunned silence, trying to sort out my tangled emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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