Critic Consensus: A raw and unsettling morality piece on modern angst and urban disconnect, Crash examines the dangers of bigotry and xenophobia in the lives of interconnected Angelenos.
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Critic Reviews for Crash
[Crash] is familiar enough that it slips easily into our film-watching faculty without any fuss, yet [Haggis'] handling of it -- his muscular belief in what he is doing -- makes us hope that his next screenplay will be a bit less safe.
[Crash] is sharply observed and frequently extremely funny as well as artfully orchestrated.
[Haggis] makes his directing debut with a screenplay that often seems rigged and contrived, but comes to life via excellent acting and a philosophical argument that bigotry and benevolence are inextricably intertwined.
Instead of heartwarming messages about forgiveness, it honours ambiguity and brings us close, closer than is comfortable, in fact, to what Americans today are really thinking about one another.
Crash is a movie with problems, but those simply make Haggis' vision, his clear reflection of us, so powerful.
Audience Reviews for Crash
The deserving winner of the Oscar for Best Picture in 2006 is this spectacular morality study on racism, intolerance and xenophobia, and it probes into those loathsome sores of society in such a powerful and unsettling way, showing us how there are no easy solutions for them.
After re-watching this, I have to conclude that it did not deserve the Oscar for that year. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth watching.
Solidly entertaining racial soap opera melodrama.
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