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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    I'm not quite sure what David Cronenberg is trying to say in Crash, but whatever it is, he deserves a lot of credit for having the nerve to put it on screen and face the consequences. show more

  • 100
    USA Today

    Crash seems incredibly prescient, yet rather naive. The film is a stunning document of our alienated civilization, all the more compelling with its dolorous, almost liturgical tones. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Cronenberg has made a movie that is pornographic in form, but not in result. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    You may well hate Crash, but if intensity is what you seek in a darkened theatre, you'll hate missing it even more. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Cronenberg has said that he made the film to find out why he was making it. You may watch it for the same reason. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Crash has a couple of concepts which are, admittedly, fascinating and original, but not a whole lot more. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    David Cronenberg's movie is a chilly meditation on this theme, carrying some cinematic interest but surprisingly dull given the story's outrageous subject. show more

  • 100
    Kim Newman Empire

    However, as with Dead Ringers, Cronenberg approaches a touchy concept with a mixture of icy tact and cinematic daring, always informing the wilfully perverse material with a penetrating intelligence and (almost subliminally) very black wit. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Adapted from J.G. Ballard's cult novel, a dispassionate exegesis of warped desire, Cronenberg's movie is suitably cold, cold, cold: proof positive that movies about sex aren't always sexy movies, at least by conventional standards. show more

  • 42
    Ty Burr Entertainment Weekly

    The only entertainment value is in imagining Turner's apoplexy when he watched Spader having sex with Rosanna Arquette's leg wound. show more

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