Overall Rank: 544
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 588
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/2005
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Haggis
Actors: Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillippe, Terrence Howard, Michael Pena
Plot: Different people of different races lives connect in an often unforgettable way leaving them looking different at the world.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
You could almost see Jack Nicholson's disapproval when he presented this heavy-handed drama about racism with Best Picture.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/27/2012
I appreciated the movie and understood the messages and meanings behind the surface, it just wasn't entertaining for me. It didn't have me enthralled in the stories.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/01/2012
This well intentioned story of intertwining lives in the cultural melting pot that is Los Angeles is an ambitious attempt to explore the grey area outside of political correctness. Nearly all of the characters display racism to various extents but it's done so in a way as to create three dimensional characters without demonization. It's sensitively directed and well played by all concerned with Terrence Howard in particular bringing depth to his black studio exec who suffers humiliation at the hands of the LAPD. Paul Haggis cut his teeth on TV comedy drama and it is very apparent here; the unlikely series of coincidences that unites the characters seems overly contrived and there is one too many of the kind of pop music montages that are the hallmark of lightweight American TV drama. It …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/23/2011
A myriad of figures that some interlace. Persian Farhad (Shaun Toub) and his daughter Dorri (Bahar Soomekh gets some heat when purchasing a gun. Los Angeles detectives Graham Waters (Don Cheadle), his partner Ria (Jennifer Esposito) gets involved with a car crash. Anthony (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Peter (Larenz Tate) steals the car of Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser), the local district attorney, and his wife, Jean (Sandra Bullock). LAPD Officer John Ryan (Matt Dillon) sexually harasses the Cameron Thayer’s (Terrence Howard) wife Christine (Thandie Newton). Ryan’s partner, Tom Hanson (Ryan Phillippe), makes an enormous mistake because of mistaken judgment.
Had themes of racism (Officer Ryan/Jean), faith (Farhad), being too polite (Cameron), wrong assumption (Hanson), self …
Allison - wrote on 12/27/2007
It seems that Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco took a notebook and wrote down every racial insult known to man and then said let's make a movie. "A good tree does not produce bad fruit" the saying goes, but they have a very bad person doing a very good thing and a very good person all of a sudden doing a very bad thing.
There are several characters that are interconnected and not very well either. When a mother was crying over her son in the hospital, I wasn't sure which one was her son (and Don Cheadle's brother) because they never really explained that beforehand. We just had to guess.
This movie made me cry, in a certain scene which I'm sure got to a lot of people (see MOVIES THAT MAKE ME CRY list).
I did see Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco speak about this movie, which is why I …
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