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Crash Reviews

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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
July 30, 2007
Don't let yourself get carried away by the raves: Crash is solid but no masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
Mr. Haggis offers no easy answers, just hard questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2007
a searingly powerful, at times transcendent, examination of a nation's culture, alienated from, and afraid of, itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 22, 2007
A film teeming with solemn recognition of the nasty complexities of living in a multicultural society, and much of what remains unspoken racially in America being neatly shoved under a complacent rug.
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March 1, 2007
For a violent film, it is inordinately humane and refreshingly unpredictable.
January 3, 2007
This articulate and particularly poignant mood piece demands nothing of its audience, except for some brutally honest introspection about our unquestioned presumptions about the human condition. Easily, the best film of 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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