The Collector Reviews
There's a story here, but it's just a setup for about two hours of people having horrific things done to them. I'm not squemish about violence, blood, etc., but at there's a certain level where there's no entertainment in it for me. The Collector crossed that point at about the thirty minute mark and never looked back.
I'm not saying this is a bad movie, my score is simply an indication of the fact that this is so far removed from the kind of movie I like, that I found it to be unbearable. Hopefully I'll never see anything like this again.
There is so much gore that I really couldn't blame someone for dismissing this film as mindless torture porn. But the film doesn't have any aspirations to go beyond that genre. If you can stomach it, The Collector just happens to be good at what it does.
Professional Thief versus Psychopathic Maniac, who's going to win? One has a set of skills for never getting caught while the other is a Booby Trap Specialist. This is 'SAW' vs. 'OCEANS 11'.
Its not as smart as the 'SAW' films but its definitely inherited the brutality from its creators Dunstan and long-time collaborator Patrick Melton (the duo behind Dimensions? Feast franchise and Saw IV thru VI).
To be honest, I never really heard about this film, but when we played it in class... Brutal, absolutely brutal.