You’re racist, I’m racist, everyone is racist, don’t you ever forget it jack!
Screenplay By: Paul Haggis & Robert Moresco
Directed By: Paul Haggis
This movie won the Oscar for Best Picture? The mind boggles, creaks and almost cracks at such a preposterous notion. I don’t like to label films as terrible or nonredeemable, but Crash is such a movie. It is melodramatic to the extreme, over the top, full of actors making sure we know they are acting, ridiculous coincidences and scenarios, characters so fake they make Batman look 100% believable, stereotypes all over the place and a message on racism so heavy handed that if you watch this movie more than once I am convinced your head will be bludgeoned to the shape of a pancake.
I honestly am at a loss for anything positive to say about Crash, that’s how abhorrently bad of a film it manages to be. I live in the real world and believe it or not but every person I come across isn’t racist, there are actually some remarkably chill people out there. Nor is my life interconnected with every single person I come across and I live in the suburbs, not a giant city like Los Angeles. There were so many moments when I would look at my TV screen and simply say “c’mon” in derision over what was transpiring before my eyes. The few moments that try for drama, like the scene where the little girl saves her father from the bullet, end up being laughably bad because of how overacted they are. I really have to stop, because I could fill paragraph after paragraph with the faults contained in Crash.
I’ll do you a favor, and I’ll take the bullet. I’ve seen Crash, it is terrible, there’s no need for you to subject yourself to it as well. If you have already seen it then I join you in shared misery, but if you haven’t then avoid Crash at all costs, your life will be much better for it. Great Odin, this was a terrible, terrible movie, the type that makes me believe when I step outside my house that my neighbor is going to shoot me, not because he’s bad, but because he’s Mexican, I’m white and that’s what people do. Incredibly false, but remember, in the world of Crash, you’re a racist, I’m a racist, everyone’s a racist.