in about 100 words or less
US 112m, Colour
Director: Paul Haggis; Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Michael Peña, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe
Crash is a dark social drama that interweaves a number of brief and melodramatic stories to explore racial problems in Los Angeles, California. Interestingly, and unlike “race” movies with a message, Crash doesn’t take sides, and does little to differentiate between the victims, villains and heroes, but rather, looks at the underlying problems which stem from ignorance and intolerance. A great ensemble cast, including a stellar performance by Matt Dillon as a deeply troubled cop whose character gets to the heart of this moving and thoughtful film (Klaus Ming January 2015).