Crash (2004) mini-reviewSynopsis: Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically and emotionally collide in this drama.
Crash is an intense, cleverly series of intertwined stories crammed into one movie.
Each 'tale', if you will, has a clever little moral hidden at each of their conclusions, and is exactly what made this film as thought provoking as it was.
Each performance from this star-studded cast was as impressive as the plot lines their respective characters were part of, notably Matt Dillon in his role as the racist veteran cop. How he portrayed his character was as charismatic as Dillon could probably get.
Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard play the 'victimised' couple harassed by Dillon's character; with Newton encountering the racist officer in a clever twist of fate.
There were some emotional moments in the film, three, actually, which stood out for me; The scene with the gun and the locksmith, the scene with Dillon and Newton, and toward the end where we are shown the conclusions for each of the stories.
It was so effectively edited, so intricately stitched together making it so seamless.
Crash is an incredibly clever film, it seems as though more films are beginning to use the same format(Valentine's Day, He's Just Not That Into You) because it's such an effective way to tell multiple stories at once.