Crash (1996)

crashBy Scott Goldfine

Just as it’s hard not to gawk at an auto accident, this disturbing film about people sexually obsessed with car crashes is difficult to look away from. In it, David Cronenberg(“Dead Ringers”) directs James Spader as a man who discovers destruction’s allure.

This daring work, which contains more sex than dialogue, has characters with psyches more twisted than the mangled steel of their affections. Also stars Holly Hunter and Rosanna Arquette. Rated NC-17.

GRADE: B

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