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The Collector Reviews

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 31, 2010
The Collector won't join the pantheon of horror movie monsters - unless somebody lowers the bar down to the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
March 27, 2010
Gruesome to the max. Not recommended, but obviously the director has a modicum of talent. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 7, 2009
...a gritty and downright brutal horror-movie endeavor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 30, 2009
By shaving the plot and motivation to almost nothing, director Marcus Dunstan is pretty much fessing up his understanding that all anybody was ever interested in in the Saw films is the torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 30, 2009
Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 30, 2009
If you didn't already know The Collector was written by two Saw franchise hacks, and directed by one of them, it would soon become as obvious as a fish hook to the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 31, 2009
How I clamor for a contemporary horror film that understands that extreme gore does not equal genuine scariness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2009
Once things get rolling it's actually decent. But the first 25 minutes are flat and boring. Can't quite recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 14, 2009
This ultra-sadistic, efficiently single-minded Grand Guignol endurance test plays like something cooked up by a clever 14-year-old devotee of Bloody-Disgusting.com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 7, 2009
I was somewhat startled to discover that it actually has a few intriguing qualities amidst the blood and guts.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 5, 2009
A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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David Fear
Time Out
August 5, 2009
This is the sort of cheap bilking that separates completists from masochists; the brief suffering onscreen is nothing compared with the agony scary-movie buffs will feel after being so thoroughly cheated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 5, 2009
Exactly the movie you'd expect from a couple of guys whose main claim to fame is having written the last couple Saw movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2009
Grisly horror film is smothered in blood and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 3, 2009
One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 3, 2009
One trap leaves a woman impaled on a movie screen, producing an image that succinctly if literally sums up a genre's cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 3, 2009
The torture never stops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
August 3, 2009
A simple, basic, fast-paced horror thriller that wastes nary a frame on unnecessary set-up, languid exposition, or pointless subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
August 2, 2009
what happens when Dario Argento's Suspiria gives Elmore Leonard a drunken booty call.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 2, 2009
There's some torture, a lot of blood, some deaths, the usual routine, but without any suspense or ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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