Crash 2005 R CC

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(1,346) IMDb 7.9/10
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Winner of 3 Academy Awards including BEST PICTURE, CRASH takes place in the diverse metropolis of Los Angeles and challenges audiences to confront their prejudices. Lives combust when a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all converge.

Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle
Runtime:
1 hour 53 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Paul Haggis
Starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle
Supporting actors Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Art Chudabala, Sean Cory, Tony Danza, Keith David, Loretta Devine, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Ime Etuk, Eddie J. Fernandez, William Fichtner, Howard Fong, Brendan Fraser, Billy Gallo, Ken Garito, Nona Gaye, Octavio Gómez Berríos
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

And to think that people who liked the movie have the nerve to say the people who didn't just didn't "get it".
Big J Moreno
The message of racial stereotypes and how easy it is for everyone of every race to make generalizations about people of other ethnicities.
Erica Anderson
The movie is far too contrived and artificial, especially the way the same characters keep meeting up in extreme circumstances.
Chris Luallen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Emily R. Jarrell on September 7, 2005
Format: DVD
This is the truest movie out there on racism, and the preconceived notions we ALL (no matter what color) try not to admit to to a certain extent. This was not a "lets bash the white man" movie either, the racism was across the board. The biggest surprise was to come about an hour in, and I was stunned to see the revelation of that storyline (with Matt Dillon). This film requires paying attention to, please stay with it, it will pay off. High recommend!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Montanarella on August 20, 2005
Format: DVD
When i sat down to see this movie i didnt know to much about it, but as it went through i realized that i got my monies worth. Unlike other movie addressing prejudice in the united states this movie covered views from many different social stand points. And besides that every event in the movie all ties together at the end which is great. if you are reading this, BUY THIS MOVIE...it'll change your outlook on life.
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful By D. Mills on August 14, 2006
Format: DVD
I passed up this film when first released on DVD but by hook or by crook, not to mention a nod from the Academy, I decided to give it a look. I was an entertaining two hours, but the in-your-face treatment of racial tension (is that ALL they talk about?), followed by self-congratulatory featurettes in which the film's creators convince us they are doing us great social service by making folks of every persuation confront their prejudice, reek of naivete and opportunism. (The 'Introduction to Crash by Director Paul Haggis' feature warranted its own icon, but consisted only of Haggis grinning in a self-satisfied manner and informing us that he was director Paul Haggis and here was HIS film, Crash). Am I supposed to take a deep breath? Make the popcorn? Take a potty break?

The film looks fine, sounds fine and is well-acted, and other reviews here will outline the who-and-what, so I'll merely leave you with a parting thought. A few years ago, a black man named Rodney King was severely beaten by LA cops. The incident was caught on camera and the police were initially acquitted by a largely white jury. This resulted in rioting in African-American neighborhoods, which cost one caucasian truck driver his life (wrong place, wrong time)and ruined many a business in the area (many owned by Koreans and Asians). If that true-life sequence of events didn't lead to revolutionary changes in people's attitudes (on all sides), an over-rated, but watchable, feature film will not begin to scratch the surface, despite its makers' smug post-Oscar posturing.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Ort on August 4, 2005
There are simply not enough words to describe how excellent this film is. Other reviewers have gone in depth as to its plot, style, craft and comparisons to other films.

This is a film that deals honestly and openly with race relations, especially as played out in America. We all harbor stereotypes, fears, judgments and yet a fascination with "the other" and we often do not realize just how this effects us and society as a whole. The movie digs deep into these emotions and draws them out brilliantly in a montage of triggers that are all woven together in a period of 24 hours in L.A.

Black, white, Puerto Rican/Mexican, Arab/Persian, mixed ethnicity, you name it, it's all in here and it's refreshingly in your face. It is for that very reason that the film is about hatred and hope, violence and redemption. Perhaps most poignantly, it is filled with all the complexity of modern life and provides no easy answers.

You will be left speechless. All of the actors, most well known, play roles that are against their "types" of roles and it is for this reason that it is perhaps so impacting and believable. It is a brilliant piece of cinema, one that should make us all realize that sanitizing culture in the name of political correctness is a time bomb.

Do not miss this film.
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37 of 49 people found the following review helpful By R. Penola on March 20, 2006
Format: DVD
CRASH has its absorbing sequences, and as many reviewers have mentioned, it has more than passing resemblance to MAGNOLIA, which is superior in every way. The subject of race in today's America is certainly a noble subject to bring to life in a movie - the issue with this film is that it is didactic, completely predictable and way too clever to be even remotely believable. Each performer is given two specific qualities- their racist self and their human self. And just like a nifty puzzle, all of these sides come together in a rather absurd stew by the time we get to the "revelations" sequence at the end. The musical score and cinemtography are so purposely dramatic and harsh that they end up becoming overbearing. How on Earth did this forgettable, uninvolving movie EVER win Best Picture?
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Clare Sano on April 11, 2006
Format: DVD
I thought I was going to have to turn this movie off 5 minutes into the first scene; the racial stereotypes and cliches were so ridiculous. The contrived nature of most of the scenes and interactions really detracted from any credibility the film could hope to possess. This might be considered a good movie if your idea of a complex and compelling exploration of racism is throwing out every hideous racial stereotype in the book and then excusing everyone from blame by making the point that everyone is equally racist. Crash is an insultingly simplified and unrealistic look at not only race relations but at humanity in general.
I had to fast forward through the scene where a racist cop who sexually assaulted and humiliated a black woman coincidentally ended up saving that very same woman from a burning car crash the next day. Are we suddenly supposed to see him as some kind of hero?! And the fact that this woman was in yet another vulnerable, powerless situation with this same guy was condescending and sickening.
Overall, the women's roles were either as victims, neurotic housewives or maternal figures. As for the black men - they were reduced to being either thugs or 'sell outs' who were unable to maintain their dignity and integrity because they had to get over in the 'white world'. While I think the intention was perhaps good, the execution left a lot to be desired.
Racism is a daunting subject to tackle and bound to be controversial. Unfortunately, this movie is so contrived, unrealistic and riddled with ridiculous caricatures and false sentiments that it ends up only reinforcing people's fear and stereotypes.
The Academy seems to favor only the most overblown, grotesquely obvious and sickenly sentimental movies these days. Apparently subtlety, well written dialog and a convincing story line are negligible at this point. I hope others see through Hollywood's B.S...
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