Year: 2005
Director: Paul Haggis

Summary: A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic case of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives.

Times Watched: 1.5

A very frustrating movie. Some really good story lines, with brutal looks at racial divisions in this country. Also some exploitative, cliche story lines as well. Also a bit contrived, especially near the end. I’m glad I watched it, and I enjoyed a few scenes when it was on TV a while back. But I would have never considered this best picture material.

2 thoughts on “Crash”

  1. I think there was a DECENT movie woven into this one. Some of the storylines aren’t bad, and a couple of the performances work, too.

    That said, the movie as it stands should have been nominated for zero Oscars.

  2. I hated this so much. I laughed aloud at the manipulation present scene after scene, and Sandra Bullock’s performance was bland and uninspired even by her low standards.

    There were some scenes of promise, and some actors gave it their all despite the script. But…ugh.

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