alot like traffic.........

>>By coca   (Wednesday, 28 Sep 2005 03:48)

nothing like it!

>>By SCHMILLA   (Friday, 7 Oct 2005 07:47)

well to each his own,.....but it reminded me of traffic, of course with different scenerios...

>>By coca   (Saturday, 8 Oct 2005 01:08)

the whole movie felt very contrived to me. Badguys get to prove themselves to be saints and saints turn out to be bad guys. and what was that whole damn setup with Matt Dillon being the one to save the woman he humiliated. It just felt too preachy to me. It was the big screen version of a Lifetime movie. I felt very manipulated by the time I left.

>>By morrisseygeek   (Tuesday, 11 Oct 2005 13:21)

I don't know.. I loved this movie. I think it shows the best and worst sides of man. I think it was absolutely incredible that they showed the injustices done to minorities but also that minorities can be equally as terrible. I'm Indian, and a lot of Indians are really close minded, and you don't usually see that facet in Hollywood. I don't think it really tried to prove anything or justify anything about any group of people. I think it just looked at us all as compassionate and cruel at the same time...

>>By pedanticsatire   (Thursday, 16 Mar 2006 05:54)

It was more a shit disturber than a movie. The plot was secondary to the message so i didn't really enjoy it as a movie.

>>By Lime House   (Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006 06:44)

I think the movie was made rather nicely I like the concept of "Life being a Full Circle".. The way things come back to u as u might have done to others.. which in the movie is quite evident in the part of Matt Dillon ,but along with that the very fact that life and this world as a whole gives u ample opportunities to correct ur actions (or stand), in simpler words to be or become a better person - as in the case of the shop owner who gets a second chance.
the movie also highlights the plight of mionrities but on some level tells the viewer that minority or majority human problems are similar .

>>By mikhali   (Wednesday, 29 Mar 2006 10:30)

(for the record i'm talking about the NEW crash film....)

where was the subtlty?
bad acting
worse plot- magnolia managed to get away with interacting their characters AND had raining frogs- but when all the characters randomly met each other- it was just laughable and unbelieveable
the meaning was played on thick- way too thick
it was just stupid- there was no subtlty this film at all
it was typical churned out rubbish that only won an oscar because they couldnt say no to racism (but could say no to the constant gardner???!!!)

it tried not to be all black & white
& came out technicolour- way off the 'grey' they intended

the film lived up to its name alright- this film was a car-crash of a movie....... however - it is a very good example of how to completely ignore subtlty; write a script so shallow; employ average actors; talk about an important message, but lose the quality of meaning through sheer lack of insight as to how to develop the subject so that it could appear in the context of the film rather than just be recited over and over in each scene, and STILL win an oscar!!!

>>By Tchock   (Thursday, 27 Apr 2006 22:27)

I was having a great day that sunday untill I popped this movie in. Indeed it did remind me of Trafic, only because of the was it was shot. However thte movie was great, but it affected me in such a strange mannor, and my demeaner really changed for the worst.

>>By Tipsey McStagger   (Tuesday, 2 May 2006 07:12)

Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon and the little Hispanic locksmith guy, who was in Buffalo Soldiers, were good, other than that, it was only a little better than the annual batch of ''please give us an Oscar'' movies.

It was similar to Traffic, but better. Although I hated Traffic so it's not saying a great deal.

>>By Stinkfist   (Wednesday, 3 May 2006 14:05)

I expected a righteous character study, from the reviews I had read. What I had not expected was the tension, and the lovely plot twists that went against typical Hollywood directions. I kept going "No, no it can't happen" then it wouldn't, but not how you would expect. Even though I was jumping out of the movie to think, "Well that screwed my expectations, what will they do next?", I still needed a lie-down after this movie. I think the race thing is over-emphasised, I think it was more about personal connection.

>>By flamencoprof   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 13:57)

Crash 9/10
Magnolia 8/10

>>By ftad   (Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 16:42)

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