• Network: Starz
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 17, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. 30
    Crash tries too hard, and fails hard too.
  2. The racial fire is oddly muted, the characters disturbingly undefined, the interaction frustratingly nondescript. The truth is, I'm not really sure what this show is supposed to be other than chaotic and boorish
  3. 30
    The new drama Crash struggles mightily to appear slick and sophisticated and special, but the whole elaborate mess is just as leaden and obvious as the Oscar-winning movie upon which it's based.
  4. A series that's as lead-footed as the original. But much, much longer.
  5. Sure, it's got some ethically challenged cops, some overt racism, some faux hot sex and what looks to be a lot of money spent on filming on the streets of Los Angeles, but the writing is surprisingly nondescript, the acting rudimentary and the first hour ends with nothing much in the way of movement.
  6. Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    25
    The film's episodic, interwoven tales of race relations in L.A. become a swampy mess of ludicrous dialogue, disconnected characters, and offensively stupid plotting.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    Messy at best, the two-episode premiere suffers from wildly uneven performances, beginning with Dennis Hopper at his manic worst.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    8
    I really loved the first season, was absolutely great, but maybe thats just me! Season two though... very disappointing. Got rid of many, if not most, of the original characters. Past stories or plots of characters are gone and new characters are introduced much too fast without description or reason. If you thought season one was bad, season two is DEFINITELY not for you.
    Back to the point, this is a review of season one, and I give it 8!
    Full Review »
  2. DaveL
    Apr 17, 2009
    9
    I really like this show, I think it's great. I've only got up to episode 102 b/c i didn't watch it while it was in season, my mistake but I'm catching with the on demand episodes and I have to admit I'm sorry I missed it during regular season. Full Review »
  3. Hanks.
    Mar 9, 2009
    10
    I loved it! It was gritty and as I see it lived up to the movie in which it is based. I can't see why people hate it soo .....I really can't. Full Review »