Crash Reviews

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November 27, 2020
It risks being laughed at, and there is a definite, tiny grain of Razzie absurdity that is a part of its weirdly hypnotic high-porn torpor.
August 18, 2020
The film is still eerily prescient about the way technology numbs us. Some of Crash's near-surgical aesthetic and harder-edged sex feel more stuck in the '90s. But the fetishized car culture? It's still very much with us.
August 17, 2020
Spader is perfectly cast as the perverted filmmaker... And Koteas is wonderfully creepy.
March 15, 2018
Wreckage, physical scarring, sexual encounters heightened by the proximity to danger-these are all esteemed. [Cronenberg made] a stunningly beautiful film, one of perversely satisfying passion... keenly imaginative and darkly satisfying.
November 12, 2012
[A] necessarily disturbing and equally profound inquiry into human desire, however self-destructive.
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.
September 1, 2009
With Crash, David Cronenberg drives mainstream cinema over the edge.
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.
July 30, 2007
Crash is a mutant work of art -- a bracing splash of ice water.
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.
February 9, 2006
Wildly unwatchable, as if someone had made Andy Warhol's Frankenstein without being in on the joke.
July 5, 2005
It's the cold survival logic of Darwin, where libertarians leave their past behind as if it were dead.
October 29, 2003
A stylish, intriguing and typically warped vision that hybridises the imaginations of Ballard and Cronenberg.
May 28, 2003
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.
May 14, 2003
March 31, 2003
March 27, 2003
March 9, 2003
In that re-identification of "otherness," he betrays his awe of humanity.
February 5, 2003
One of the most uncomfortable movies I've ever seen.
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