Crash

2006-03-30 13:12
 

Synopsis:

A well-to-do housewife and her lawyer husband. A Persian storeowner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple...

They all live in Los Angeles. And in the next 36 hours, they will all collide...

Diving headlong into the melting pot of Los Angeles, Crash tracks the volatile intersections of a diverse group of characters, examining fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives as characters careen in and out of one another's lives.

What the critics are saying:

"It's hard to describe Crash without it sounding earnest. But while this provocative drama tackles racism, class and looking beyond appearances, it's anything but worthy or dull."
- Andy Jacobs, BBC Movies

"Haggis writes with such directness and such a good ear for everyday speech that the characters seem real and plausible after only a few words. His cast is uniformly strong; the actors sidestep cliches and make their characters particular."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"The best parts of Crash are as good as they are because they confront us with behaviour we might be capable of under the same circumstances. And we're not bad people. Are we?"
- Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star


An intelligent but unsettling drama about a group of people coming to terms with fear and bigotry.

Michelle Fioroni 2005/08/18 10:48 PM
Crash This movie should be compulsory! Thought proviking to the point that it was hard to leave my seat at the end of the movie. It challenges our belief system in every way, making us question our own actions. Just when you think he's made every point possible, Haggis throughs us another curve ball and in it we see ourselves. Merchant of Venice
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