CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Crash" rides in and out of disaster

The first 45 seconds of "Crash" introduces character conflict through dialog, creating a literature experience.
"Crash" is an well done ensemble piece that features Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Brandon Fraser, Ryan Gosling, Thandie Newton and Larenz Tate. Producer Don Cheadle gets the most screen time as a detective uncovering potential racial corruption. Every character is memorable and their motives intersect with one another.

Given his screenplay honors for "Million Dollar Baby," Paul Haggis definitely has a hot hand. Haggis directs his first motion picture with confidence. In what could have been a sloppy star powered mess, Haggis orchestrates a potentially chaotic screenplay into a riveting narrative.

While "Crash" is being touted as a "serious" motion picture before the start of the summer blockbuster season, the film is not without humor. Some characters are both dangerous and goofy and the film is very humor for that. Try to catch this one at a matinee or make notes to see "Crash" on DVD.

For an interesting perspective supporting this movie,
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