crash

2004 ***
Original theatrical cut runs 113 mins.
Director's Cut runs 115 mins.

Crash is a film that makes you feel bad for being alive. It's point that, "Everyone is racist" is hampered down upon the viewer with astronomical force, making you feel guilty just for being human. That being said, the film is fueled by powerful performances by a stellar cast, and the style of the film, while forcibly artistic in my opinion, is interesting. Sit through it once, then set it aside. If you'd like to watch a better film with themes of "everyone being racist," watch Spike Lee's classic Do the Right Thing, which states that people are racist as byproducts of their environment. Crash takes a very heavy-handed approach, saying we are all inherently racist, and that just is not true. Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Super 35)
Rated R for language, sexual content, and some violence.

Starring:
Sandra Bullock + Don Cheadle + Matt Dillon + Jennifer Esposito + William Fitchner + Brendan Fraser + Terrence Howard + Chris "Ludacris" Bridges + Thandie Newton + Ryan Phillippe + Larenz Tate + Keith David

Story by
Paul Haggis

Screenplay by
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco

Directed by
Paul Haggis


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