• Crash (2005)

Crash

Release Date: May 6th, 2005

DVD Release Date: September 6th, 2005

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11. Characters include a district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his casually prejudiced wife (Sandra Bullock), dating police detectives Graham (Don Cheadle) and Ria (Jennifer Esposito), a victimized Middle Eastern store owner and a wealthy African-American couple (Terrence Dashon Howard, Thandie Newton) humiliated by a racist traffic cop (Matt Dillon).

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Director: Paul Haggis

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Bull's Eye Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Creative, Marriage, Police station, Transformation, Los Angeles, Police officer, Wife, 2000s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

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

  • 100
    Stephen HunterWashington Post

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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

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