Movie Stats & Links
||Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt
Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris, Ryan
Phillippe, Tony Danza
Lions Gate Films
||Put them to bed
before watching. It's R for a variety of reasons.
||It's good for
||Some car chases.
||There's a chuckle
||The scene with the
locksmith, his little girl, and the a gun.
||The chop-shop guy:
"Do I look like I wanna be on The Discovery Channel?"
Don Cheadle, Bob Yari, Mark R. Harris, Bobby Moresco, Paul
Cool Things About the DVD
||It's got English
and Spanish subtitles.
|Buy a New TV!
||Would look better
on a big-screen. It's beautifully shot.
|Buy a New
||The surround sound
||It's got the
normal commentary stuff and pretty much the "Behind the
Scenes" featurette is mostly just those involved with the
film saying they thought this movie was powerful from the
first reading. Nothing spectacular or particularly
I wanted to catch "Crash" in the theaters, but just never
got around to it. Then I saw the DVD in the store, and for
some reason I bought it. Iím really glad I did.
A Movie/DVD Review
"Crash" gives us a movie where a variety of characterís
lives all intertwine in a variety of ways, and a lot of
times itís totally politically incorrect as we see how some
people can be blatantly racist while others have it in them,
they just donít seem to realize it. Opening with a car crash
scene, we are introduced to Don Cheadle playing a police
detective named Graham, but before we get too far, the movie
takes us back to the day before, and the events occurring
that set up all of our characters somehow being about one
separation from each other. We get a family getting a gun to
protect their store; we get a car-jacking; we get a man
getting run over; we get a locksmith just trying to make a
good life for his family yet being labeled a gang-banger; we
get a racist cop feeling-up a manís wife; we get his partner
totally repulsed; we get a magic necklace; we get a naked
Jennifer Esposito, and we even get Tony Danza as a T.V. dude
telling Cameron (Terrence Howard) that one of his actors
wasnít sounding black enough. And yes, somehow all of these
things intertwine the lives of the characters.
I hesitate to really say more about this movie because in
doing so it will give away some of the best plot twists and
turns I have seen in a movie in a long time, how one event
between people can influence the events of other people and
influence the events of even other people. That being
written, the great thing about this film is that it doesnít
hold back in its politically incorrectness because, sadly,
in the world we live in, there are a lot of people out there
with the thoughts and attitudes of the entire cast of
The strength of this movie is both the story, as well as
the acting of all of the characters. We know Don Cheadle is
a great actor, but my surprise was by the likes of Matt
Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Terrence Howard, and Chris "Ludacris"
Bridges, who is quietly building a pretty decent film
resume, and this role really let him shine.
"Crash" is a serious drama, and a damn good drama, so if
you are in the mood for one, pick it up. It doesnít hold
back, the actions of some of the characters should repulse
you, and if they donít, you might want to take a look at
your own opinions relating to race. Itís 4 Ĺ stars out of 5
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!