Crash

Crash

Blu-ray Disc - 2006
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"This compelling urban thriller tracks the volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast of characters struggling to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the gray area between black and white, victim and aggressor, during the next 36 hours, they will all collide."--Container.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, 2006
Edition: Blu-ray version, Director's cut ed
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama CRASH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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klimekk
Oct 10, 2017

absolutely amazing on the beginning and too sweet on the end
probably because creators didn't want to say that nothing can be done
still worth watching

rodprops Mar 28, 2015

Great movie!

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lukasevansherman
Sep 27, 2014

Racism is bad people! This movie helps you understand that.

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oldsteratthisstuff
Dec 02, 2013

I seen this movie before but this time I noticed hatred, love, fear, resentment(a lots), a lot of stereotypical attitudes, which often hurt the other person than the one is is suppose to hurt. This movie show me that we as humans need to start loving and caring for one another as God intended for us from the beginning and put away the false pretenses.

ktnv Nov 29, 2013

Making assumptions and jumping to conclusions... there may be a price to pay and a lesson learned. Paul Haggis illustrates this through intertwined stories. It is worth watching.

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lukasevansherman
Nov 02, 2013

One of the worst movies to win best picture. Did you know that racism is bad? Well, this movie will make you feel that.

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hagrid46
Oct 20, 2013

A mosaic of various cultures and races in a large melting pot city.

Once you become accoustomed to jumping between snippets of lives it is engaging. The acting, dialogue and cinematography is acceptable to good.

I don't think I would watch it again, but I recommend it as an offbeat, interesting film.

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scrubble4
Oct 20, 2013

An unusual mosaic of colors creating one picture. The degree of racial and culture hatred stemming from lack of understanding is I think a fairly accurate portrayal of large, melting pot cities. It makes me so grateful to now live on VI. I know VI is not perfect but it is a light year from these challenges.

The quality of acting, dialogue and cinematography was okay to good. Once you become accustomed to the switching from one snippet to the next it works. To start with it is a bit confusing.

I don't think I want to watch it again, but I do recommend it as an off beat, interesting film.

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britprincess1
May 27, 2013

I found it quite good when I first watched it. After multiple viewings, its imperfections start to show, but all flaws aside, I appreciate its message about racism in L.A.. It's expertly written and I enjoy interconnected plots in film narrative, so that's definitely a plus as characters weave together superbly in this Oscar winner. It was a surprise Academy Award win, though, so it's understandable that some people aren't too comfortable with it and, considering its motif, I can understand why lots of people disagree with it. The language of diversity can be very delicate, but I think it handled the multiple facets of its theme well and tried to explore all the different worlds in which it lies in one particular Californian city. I would recommend it with some hesitance, as each audience may see something different. If it provokes unbecoming thoughts, it may not be the best choice, so pay heed to your audience!

voisjoe1 Feb 25, 2013

This was absolutely one of the best movies of the year. It is one of those interweaving stories where various seemingly disparate characters become somehow connected by the ending of the film. "Babel" and "Amores Perros" are two other excellent examples of this genre. I really thought that Terence Howard was going to become a big star with his great portrayal and have yet to see him reach this height again. Maybe it was just a great director.

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Mar 31, 2008

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Mar 09, 2011

Rick: F***! Why do these guys have to be black? I mean, why? No matter how we spin this thing, I'm either gonna lose the black vote or I'm gonna lose the law and order vote!

Karen: You know, I think you're worrying too much. You have a lot of support in the black community.

Rick: All right. If we can't duck this thing, we're gonna have to neutralize it. What we need is a picture of me pinning a medal on a black man. Bruce? The firefighter - the one that saved the camp or something - Northridge... what's his name?

Bruce: He's Iraqi.

Rick: He's Iraqi? Well, he looks black.

Bruce: He's dark-skinned, sir, but he's Iraqi, his name's Saddam Hassif.

Rick: Saddam? His name's Saddam? Oh, that's real good, Bruce. Yeah, I'm gonna pin a medal on an Iraqi named Saddam. Give yourself a raise, will you?

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