100

Empire

By Kim Newman
However, as with Dead Ringers, Cronenberg approaches a touchy concept with a mixture of icy tact and cinematic daring, always informing the wilfully perverse material with a penetrating intelligence and (almost subliminally) very black wit.
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100

USA Today

Crash seems incredibly prescient, yet rather naive. The film is a stunning document of our alienated civilization, all the more compelling with its dolorous, almost liturgical tones.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
You may well hate Crash, but if intensity is what you seek in a darkened theatre, you'll hate missing it even more.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Cronenberg has made a movie that is pornographic in form, but not in result.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
I'm not quite sure what David Cronenberg is trying to say in Crash, but whatever it is, he deserves a lot of credit for having the nerve to put it on screen and face the consequences.
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Adapted from J.G. Ballard's cult novel, a dispassionate exegesis of warped desire, Cronenberg's movie is suitably cold, cold, cold: proof positive that movies about sex aren't always sexy movies, at least by conventional standards.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Crash has a couple of concepts which are, admittedly, fascinating and original, but not a whole lot more.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Cronenberg has said that he made the film to find out why he was making it. You may watch it for the same reason.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
The only entertainment value is in imagining Turner's apoplexy when he watched Spader having sex with Rosanna Arquette's leg wound.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
David Cronenberg's movie is a chilly meditation on this theme, carrying some cinematic interest but surprisingly dull given the story's outrageous subject.
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47 out of 100
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