Crash (2004)

Crash (2004)
  • Time: 112 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Paul Haggis
  • Cast: Don Cheadle, Michael Peña, Matt Dillon


A handful of disparate people’s lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn’t support their black background enough.


  • “Crash” was phenomenal. I feel this film not only touched on the racial issues that still do exist in today’s society, but it also reminds us that underneath the physical surface, we are human beings with emotions, minds and souls. It is interesting to view people interacting with each other without knowing what the other experiences in his daily life. This movie is funny, dramatic, surprising, and sad, but you still feel good after. I think the writer did an awesome job as well as all those actors that played in that film. They played their characters very well. This is an unusually intelligent Hollywood movie, and definitely worth a watch. A must-see film that tells the truth, even if you don’t want to hear it!

  • Crash is an intense domino effect drama that focuses on racial and social tensions in L.A.

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