Crash Movie Review
This movie leaves you
speechless. It's a great movie. All the pieces are written,
directed and acted so well to make the points in our lives where we
"crash" into each other. It is clear how everything is
stitched together artistically for clarity in meaning--namely the possible
and tragic crashes that can occur in our lives, especially for many living
on the edge.
There is a positive
note. The movie shows that in the very intense moments where things
can really go wrong, things can turn right. The TV director goes
home. The girl and father are all right. The ex-thief helps
some illegal Asian immigrants. The spoiled housewife finds out who
her real friends are.
The biggest irony is
shown through the young male cop who complains about his partner's bigotry
and yes, does good by helping the TV director from getting shot.
However, he's the one who ends up "acting" on his own prejudices
in the end. The cut from Dillon's seasoned cop close-up as he drives
his car, to the young cop also driving his car is a clear, artistic way to
Finally, the last scene
is literally a car "crash." The dark humor, if any was
meant, in the final scene, becomes delayed because you can't help but
reflect on the entire movie, soon after it ends. Great movie!