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Crash Reviews

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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+
May 5, 2005
By attempting to say everything about race, Haggis ultimately says nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 6, 2005
Crash mercilessly apes Magnolia.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
September 30, 2005
The movie is attempting to make a statement and it won't stop until you are aware of its statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 23, 2015
The dramatic tidiness of Crash dovetails the soap operatic strands into a facile contemporary j'accuse without ever addressing how race plays into the ideologies that enforce an oppressive order.
May 5, 2005
The film's real message isn't anti-racism but pro-screenwriter. 'Look how many coincidences we can pile up!' it seems to say. 'Look at how these stories all interlock!'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 6, 2005
Controversy isn't nearly as intriguing when it is created merely for controversy's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2006
Quickly turns into a preachy, soapbox movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2006
Obnoxious, hollow, and not at all as smart or important as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 11, 2005
An already over-eventful narrative -- what, another crash? -- teeters into melodramatic implausibility.
September 1, 2005
White guilt run amok.
| Original Score: D
May 6, 2005
I'm sure the filmmakers want it to start a dialogue about race, but this film has about as much racially unifying power as Rodney King.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
May 8, 2005
A preposterous view of American life that bleakly covers the surface of the social problems it tried to paint with such broad brush strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 19, 2005
The L.A. of Crash is a distorted scale model of the city that [writer-director Paul] Haggis treats as if it were the city itself.
July 21, 2005
The contrivances of first-time director Paul Haggis's script ultimately hurt the film but this "Crash" is still worth a curious drive-by look.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2005
Full of well-observed supporting riffs, Crash might've accumulated more frisson had it cast a clearer eye on how social tension actually plays.
May 5, 2005
So much feeling, so much skill, so much seriousness, such an urgent moral agenda -- all of this must surely answer our collective hunger for a good movie, or even a great one, about race and class in a modern American city. Not even close.
May 6, 2005
The characters and individual dramas remain interesting in a personal way, but the overall conception of Crash is hackneyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2005
Characters come straight from the assembly line of screenwriting archetypes, and too often they act in ways that archetypes, rather than human beings, do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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