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.
July 6, 2010
In the homestretch the thrills get too generic and farfetched for their own good. But the first two thirds are a knockout.
June 24, 2006
I loved it.
September 14, 2004
For Vincent's sharp-witted command of the cab and the echoes of The Third Man and Heat, Collateral is well worth targeting.
August 16, 2004
Throughout the gruesome cat-and-mouse game being played by Vincent and Max in Collateral, there's something psychologically, dramatically and even sociologically interesting going on.
August 12, 2004
This is a tense, first-rate thriller.
August 8, 2004
Most of the time we are with Cruise and Foxx, and their interplay is never less than galvanizing.
August 7, 2004
After that promising start, Collateral ratchets down, gradually, to being only average.
August 6, 2004
If Collateral is all formula, it's polished to a fine sheen.
August 6, 2004
Collateral is the best kind of genre filmmaking: It plays by the rules, obeys the traditions and is both familiar and fresh at once.
August 6, 2004
A crime drama made with immense skill.
August 6, 2004
[Tom Cruise has] never been this convincingly wicked.
August 6, 2004
It's straight-up entertainment, not something to see and then talk about a month later, but definitely something to enjoy.
August 6, 2004
The best thing Mann brings to his picture is a strong sense of time and place.
August 6, 2004
Collateral isn't a shockingly original motion picture. But the strength of the lead performances and the stylish direction of Michael Mann obscure the weaknesses in plotting and credibility.
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
Though it is a far less ambitious entertainment than Tarantino's masterpiece, it has its moments.
August 6, 2004
Collateral is a small, modest movie writ large by people so talented, they aren't capable of anything less.
August 6, 2004
Mann brings some of the style and assurance he brought to Heat and Thief.
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