Collateral Reviews

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January 8, 2018
Cruise lacked the deepdown malevolence required to bring Vincent to life. I wished him dead in the first few minutes he was on the screen -- and for the wrong reasons.
November 2, 2004
If there was ever an example of a movie's visual language leaving its verbal and narrative components in the dust, this, unfortunately, is it.
October 10, 2004
[Mann's] still looking out the car windows for something to make a movie about as he's filming the convictionless scenes.
September 23, 2004
We're supposed to be fascinated by what makes Cruise's Vincent tick, but he turns out to be just a heavily armed gasbag.
September 9, 2004
There's another, more interesting movie lurking behind the pulp, glimpsed fleetingly in a stunningly-angled shot or a tantalizing line of dialogue.
August 25, 2004
I empathized with Foxx's plight: Collateral dragged me on a long, violent ride in the dark to nowhere.
August 18, 2004
August 11, 2004
The interesting parts of Collateral never coalesce into a satisfying whole - and the enterprise falls apart in the finale.
August 9, 2004
in a flick where soap operatic contrivances literally kill the mood, coincidental twist endings just ain't cool
August 9, 2004
Where is Danny DeVito when you need him?
August 9, 2004
Could someone please let Michael Mann know that we're in the 21st Century, Miami Vice has been cancelled and he can move on?
August 8, 2004
The film always looks great, even when it's not.
August 7, 2004
After that promising start, Collateral ratchets down, gradually, to being only average.
August 6, 2004
A sort of dud-brained Taxi Driver on the slick streets of Los Angeles rather than the steaming streets of New York.
August 6, 2004
August 6, 2004
Cruise has almost nothing going for him this time around in the way of props, and even less than usual in the way of character.
August 6, 2004
Unfortunately, Mann and screenwriter Stuart Beattie aren't content to settle for a psychological thriller, they want their action, too, and that's where the movie begins to go completely awry.
August 6, 2004
Yet another lackluster late-summer thriller.
August 6, 2004
Feels a lot like the sort of stock, early-'80s thrillers that Mann once tried to make extinct.
August 6, 2004
A fairly typical bang-bang exercise with outrageous shootouts, lots of dead bodies and well-placed comic relief.
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