As a documentary, Collectors is nothing short of fascinating.
| Original Score: 8/10
Ultimately [Hobbs's] film doesn't shed much light on the motives that drive Allen, Staton and, by extension, others like them.
| Original Score: 7/10
The movie has no soul. Watching it is like observing a macabre dog and pony show.
Ultimately, The Collectors surrenders to the same fascination it documents -- gawking in wonder, if not approval.
Clumsily managed and trivialized.
Their ghoulishness is so repugnant it's fascinating.
As distasteful as it is compulsively watchable.
Dark and voyeuristically compelling.
The effect is coolly appalling.
How far can black humor go before it crosses the line into from mere tastelessness into abject inhumanity? And does the fact that I enjoyed immensely this gruesomely mesmerizing film mean I've crossed that line?
| Original Score: 9/10
An interesting peek inside a world few people even realize, or want to realize, exists.
It's all very fascinating, but one thing is missing: Hobbs never attempts to probe the minds of Staton ... and Allen to find out what is behind their morbid obsession.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 3/5