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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The acting is dynamite, notably by Dillon and Newton in their shocking second encounter. Despite its preachy moments, the film is a knockout. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In the end, Crash lacks a cumulative impact. It takes audiences to new places, but we've all been to similar places, and we walk out knowing no more than we did walking in. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Flaws are outweighed by Crash's intricate construction and intelligent. show more

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    Ultimately, Crash succeeds in spite of itself. Its color war starts to feel obvious and schematic. Its coincidences and clichés become like a pileup on the 405 freeway, but there it is -- you find yourself rubbernecking and can't manage to look away. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Crash fools around with chronology in a Tarantinoesque way that brings its story full circle. You could argue that as events, and people, merge, Haggis' spiky screenplay (cowritten with Bobby Moresco) gets to be, quite simply, too much. show more

  • 40
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Concludes in a shower of ashes, which is fitting because this movie is a billowing bonfire of ugly human behavior. Rarely have there been so many characters in need of timeouts, cold showers or house arrests. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Haggis writes with such directness and such a good ear for everyday speech that the characters seem real and plausible after only a few words. His cast is uniformly strong; the actors sidestep cliches and make their characters particular. show more

  • 100
    Stephen Hunter Washington Post

    This is the rare American film really about something, and almost all the performances are riveting. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Like Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," it is an all-star fresco, but the stars--none of whom carries the movie--get to play the kind of morally ambivalent, sometimes unlikable parts that big-name actors usually avoid. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Never reaches the heights of "Short Cuts" or "Magnolia" -- two multi-story films that clearly provided inspiration -- but it's a thoughtful road trip well worth taking. show more

  • June 07, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    This is real life and goes to show how some peopole are treated. This movie changed me a bit after watching.

  • July 18, 2009 Mrbxtr
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    The best of us and the worst of us ---------Linda Sue Pinkston

  • June 02, 2008 Beckyw043
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    One of my favorites!

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