Critic's Corner
Desson Howe - Weekend section, " 'Crash' doesn’t extend beyond its most immediate sensationalism."


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'Crash'

Scene from this movie In this bracing adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s pathologically phantasmagorical novel, television producer James Ballard and his wife, Catherine, light the gloom of their empty relationship with frank accounts of their extramarital conquests. They’re desperately in need of a new thrill.

Their lives are transformed when James is involved in a car accident that leaves him bruised and broken and the male passenger in the other car dead. Suddenly, a whole world is opened for James and the sexually experimental Catherine: a subculture of car-crash survivors who seek to reexperience the mortality they so narrowly escaped by purposefully getting into more accidents and having sexual liaisons with fellow survivors. -- Desson Howe
Rated NC-17


Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: James Spader; Holly Hunter;
Elias Koteas; Deborah Unger;
Rosanna Arquette; David Cronenberg
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Filmographies: James Spader; Holly Hunter;
Rosanna Arquette