#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people’s lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn’t support their black background enough, especially in light of an incident with the racist white cop; partnered police detectives and sometimes lovers, one Hispanic female and the other black male, the latter who is dealing with a drugged out mother that feels he isn’t concerned enough about taking care of family; an East Asian man who is run over but who is hiding some valuable cargo in the back of his van; a Persian store owner, who feels he isn’t getting satisfaction from American society when his store is robbed time and time again; and a Hispanic locksmith, who just wants to keep his family, especially his young daughter, safe in a seemingly unsafe world.
Plot: In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.
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Bold and Compelling Treatise on Racism in Modern Society
Take the pop-cultured infused socio-political discourse of a Spike Lee movie, the glossy grit of a Michael Mann LA crime story, and the compelling mosaic story-telling technique of a Paul Thomas Anderson film, and you’ll get the “feel” for Paul Haggis’ stunning directorial debut. To boil a film like “Crash” down to such terms, however, would do it severe injustice. Powerful and thought provoking, this is the most accomplished and compelling film since “21 Grams” premiered back at the end of 2003.
“Crash” brilliantly shows through intertwining vignettes, that are often blazingly funny in their brutal honesty and fascinatingly gut-wrenching in their melodrama, how subtle racism (often guised in nervous humor) and overt prejudice (often exasperated by sudden irrational violence and an overabundance of readily available firearms) completely permeate our culture and everyday interactions within society. A hyper intelligent script showcases not characters, but brilliant representations of real people, people we know and pass in the street every day, people not unlike us. People who at first seem to be lost causes in the war against racism (witnessed in Matt Dillon’s harried beat cop and Sandra Bulluck’s spoiled District Attorney’s wife) can often become the most unlikely solutions to the problem, while people who ride in on their high horse (witnessed in Ryan Phillipe’s noble young police officer) can turn against the tide in the blink of an eye. No one is immune to it no matter how hard they try to rise above it (witnessed in Don Cheadle’s quietly tragic detective).
In the end, everyone is flawed, the racism is inescapable, and the audience feels a twinge of sympathy for just about everyone. Perhaps that is what Haggis is hinting at to be our answer. Showing empathy and being able to relate even on the most remote level to every human being out there is the first step to that true brotherhood of man. Because the film offers no real solution, the discussion and discourse it creates in the minds of the viewers is the first step in solving society’s ills. We can’t tackle everything at once, but we can open a dialogue, and hopefully, one person conversing with another will be the first step to our salvation. It takes a bold film to raise such questions, and an even greater one to compel an audience to talk about the potential answers, and that is exactly what “Crash” accomplishes.
Great acting ensemble but the movie left a bad taste in my mouth
THE GOOD: The acting were great especially Terrence Howard and Thandie Newton. Terrence Howard should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor instead of Matt Dillon.
THE BAD: I’m a visible minority (non-white) and I have experienced some form of racism in my life. BUT despite my life experiences and the movie’s subject matter, I would definitely NOT say that this movie is the best of the year, in fact, it’s FAR from it. I have problems with this movie both from a moviegoer’s perspective and from a visible minority’s perspective. Some of my problems with this movie are:
(1) Poor character development (or none at all). Just because we saw extremes in a character, for example, Matt Dillon being a racist cop and being a good caregiver to his ailing father, that does not mean in any way that the character is well-developed. Yes, I admit that in a big cast ensemble like in this movie, it is quite difficult for every character to be well-developed, BUT that does not mean that at none of the characters should be like that.
(2) The dialogue seems really contrived to the point that I’m really surprised this movie won for Best Original Screenplay. They should show this movie in a screenplay writing class NOT because it’s good but to show students and future screenplay writers what NOT to do. I just felt like I’ve been hit by the head over and over again how bad racism is. I get it.
(3) The plot seems so coincidental, it is laughable. What are the chances of a black car robber running over an Asian guy who also happens to be a human trafficker while entering his van, and that same black car robber ended up carjacking that Asian guy’s van several hours later after he brought him the hospital, only to find out that the several Asians being trafficked inside the van just to show you that the black car robber has a good side after all? Or, what about that scene where a prejudiced upper-class white woman who fell down the stairs and all her prejudice and hatred vanished into thin air? If it was THAT simple, why don’t we throw every racist in America down the stairs so they will have a change of heart?
(4) I think my biggest misgivings about this movie is the unrealistic view of racism. As someone who has experienced racism in my life, the realistic view of racism is that it is hidden rather than in your face. I’ve been refused to enter a supermarket because I’m not white. Did the store owner said because I was not white? No, he said the store was closing even though there were a lot of people shopping inside. Did he yell racial slurs? No. Racism in America is more hidden. Some cab drivers probably won’t stop to pick you up because you’re non-white but that does not mean that they will try to run you over or get out and say racial slurs. If a Chinese woman rear-ended me, I won’t be saying “blake! blake! Learn some English bitch!”. On the other hand, if I was a Chinese woman and I accidentally rear-ended a Mexican woman, I won’t say “Mexicans are bad drivers” in front of her face. That’s not how things work. Instead, I would give out my insurance info, say sorry, and go home and tell my fellow Chinese friends and family that Mexicans are poor drivers and make fun of them behind their backs. That is the real racism. It’s hidden and not in your face.
Anyway, Crash is not original unlike what some people may say. The interlocking and interweaving story lines, plots, and characters have been done before. “Magnolia” is a movie that does this much better than Crash did and yet, it was never nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. It had a stellar cast — Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman (who won best Actor recently), Tom Cruise, etc. It really boggles my mind how Crash was even nominated for Best Picture.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Paul Haggis
Writer Paul Haggis (story), Paul Haggis (screenplay), Bobby Moresco (screenplay)
Actors Karina Arroyave, Dato Bakhtadze, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle
Country USA, Germany, Australia
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 64 wins & 112 nominations.
Production Company Bull's Eye Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory iO Film, North Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)