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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Film-inspired series explores social problems.

TV Starz Drama 2008
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Thanks to the ever-present undercurrent of intolerance that pervades every story line, CRASH is a gritty, intense viewing experience. Most of the characters are simultaneously likable and despicable as they cope with others' prejudices while also imposing their own ignorance and bigotry. While watching this endless cycle of destructive and immoral activities can become almost too arduous, the characters' behavior is presented as both the cause and result of the complex relationships and power differentials that have emerged between communities defined by race, class, and gender.

Crash is challenging series, but it's also both intelligent and well written. What makes it compelling is the way that each narrative seamlessly collides with the others and the gradual transformation of characters from multicultural caricatures to multifaceted individuals. Mature viewers looking for a vigorous viewing experience will definitely find it, but a lot of the show's content -- which includes nudity, strong language, racist epithets, and violence -- makes it inappropriate for kids.

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