A powerful and extraordinary film... undoubtedly one of the best films of the year. An unflinching look at the complexities of human conflict in America. A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie Cop. A middle-aged Korean couple. They all live in L.A. and in the next 36 hours, they will all collide...
Intricate plot, brilliant acting; a city on the edge
- Crash review by DA
Wow! This is a portrayal of racism fuelled by stress and ignorance and anger. There is a large cast of characters (and you need to watch it twice to realise all the little details) and an intricate plot. In almost every character story arc both good and bad was displayed; some of the worst characters found redemption. There were some wonderful moments and some moments when I dreaded what was coming next. Every aspect of humanity seemed to be on display. And the interweaving of the stories kept me on the edge all of the time.
Superb acting by almost every member of the cast means that this is a film well deserving its Oscar.