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The Collector Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
November 8, 2015
Plays like a collection of outtakes from some "Saw" script that never saw the light of day (or, heaven forbid, has yet to be made).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
January 26, 2014
Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Simon Foster
July 12, 2012
The Collector has a strong co-lead in Josh Stewart; empathy for this wayward character and a depth that some deftly-handled backstory provides is very welcome.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott McKellar
The Skinny
October 27, 2010
Some of the most fiercely inventive and twisted trap-based bloodletting we've had in ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andreas Heinemann
August 10, 2010
Delivers gruesomeness but not a whole lot else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
It takes the rotting corpse of torture-porn out of the abandoned warehouse and Slovakian ruins and dumps it smack dab in the middle of your safe and comfy home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 30, 2010
Relentlessly bloody and just as relentlessly idiotic deathtrap thriller for the Saw crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2010
Another relentlessly violent rampage with no discernible point whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rosie Fletcher
Total Film
June 30, 2010
A ludicrous, gratuitous torture porn with an idiotic ending. But within those boundaries it's absolutely at the top of its game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 28, 2010
'Horror romp' would be an apt description of the 90 minute story, only with the original concept detailed as a burglar breaking into a serial killer's home, it's difficult not to think what might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 25, 2010
This is a crass, silly and baffling slice of torture porn -- with the audience being tortured, chiefly with boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 25, 2010
It has a noticeably 80s retro vibe, while the sheer inventiveness of the slayings paper over a very thin and familiar storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kat Halstead
Little White Lies
June 25, 2010
It's a truly creepy concept which, inevitably, leaves room for a sequel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
June 25, 2010
People are cut, tongues meet pliers and at one point a cat gets sliced in half. Beyond that, there's very little here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
June 24, 2010
A nerve-fraying new take on the home-invasion horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 24, 2010
Sick is the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 24, 2010
The Collector must be the laziest horror film of the year - the camerawork stinks, the action's boring and the plot holes are so glaring they wouldn't get past a lobotomised goose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
June 24, 2010
Dunstan makes his directorial debut with this fast-paced, suspenseful horror that wastes no time on pointless exposition, but instead tosses plenty of genuinely tense moments into this primal fear-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2010
Cat lovers: this is not your film - a nasty fate awaits the household moggy. Alas, poor Tiddles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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