So much Internet space has been wasted pointing out how bad Paul Haggis’ Crash really is. It’s true that it is a grating, painfully obvious movie and one of the worst Best Picture winners ever. However, the acting in the film does make it watchable. One of the saddest things about the film is that it came during the trend of “fractured” filmmaking – a style where stories are told through the perspectives of different characters before the story comes together. There are many better examples of this style (like Traffic), but Crash is the one “fractured” film to actually win.
Daniel S Levine is a longtime movie fan and a graduate of Hoftsra University. I also know just about everything you might need to know about Star Wars.