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Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.
Aroview: A thoughtful dramatic meditation on race and fate in modern-day America, in which a group of urbanites in Los Angeles find their lives 'crash'-ing together after an accident with a raft of unforeseen consequences and upheavals.
Bound together by a spectacular multi-racial cast, dir. Haggis manages to entangle his plotlines with unfussy skill and a certain visual simplicity, effectively driving home his honest, and sometimes surprising messages about bigotry and societal stereotyping: Bullock and Cheadle stand out in particular as a bitchy housewife and world-weary detective. If the subtexts looms overtly large and unsubtle this retains a melodramatic power which has seen it widely praised.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-6 of 6 member reviews.
5 stars (Exceptional) ~Mick28
5 stars (Exceptional) Although very Hollywood, with an A-list cast, this is a thought-provoking film of racial tension, with some heart-felt and heart-wrenching moments that may leave you teary-eyed. ~Tom H
4 stars (Very Good) ambitious and incisive, if slightly emotionally manipulative in places. ~ravioliwonton
5 stars (Exceptional) Yes, it's pure Hollywood, but it's Hollwood at it's very, very best, with a great cast and some truly heart-wrenching moments. ~Wizzums
5 stars (Exceptional) A wonderful study of the inter-relatedness of human biography complete with tragic dramatic irony and possible redemption ~Donkey May Sing
2 stars (Good Try) The screenplay is silly at times and also gets preachy. There is a lot of yelling and screaming and some of the characters just get tiresome. ~tubbs
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