With James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Rosanna Arquette
Directed by David Cronenberg

Having proven that he can turn apparent unfilmable books into cinematic brilliance (as with Naked Lunch), Cronenberg tackled the auto-erotic world of J.G. Ballard's
Crash where a cluster of outsiders sexually obsessed with auto accidents and its effect, intersect to charge off on a collision course of S&M fuelled arousal via twisted metal and booming engines. This interesting fetishistic trip of sexual exploration has a couple at its core whose open relationship and sexual exploits fuel their desire. After a serious car crash a dominating figure enters the fray and with his cohorts drag them into a seedy, lustful world of automotive arousal. A crazy notion, but so well handled with some smouldering scenes (especially involving the uber-hot Unger). As usual, prudes were up in arms over this titillating, dark film on its release.

6 / A
- PB

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A - B
- C

never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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