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Collateral (2004)



Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 227
Fresh: 196 | Rotten: 31

Driven by director Michael Mann's trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.


Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 47
Fresh: 39 | Rotten: 8

Driven by director Michael Mann's trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.



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A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed director Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent


Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

Stuart Beattie

Dec 14, 2004


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All Critics (234) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (196) | Rotten (31) | DVD (29)

I loved it.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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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 16, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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This is a tense, first-rate thriller.

August 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Most of the time we are with Cruise and Foxx, and their interplay is never less than galvanizing.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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After that promising start, Collateral ratchets down, gradually, to being only average.

August 7, 2004 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)
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If Collateral is all formula, it's polished to a fine sheen.

August 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The year's best action thriller with excellent performances from its two leads and Mann's brilliant direction making something as pedestrian as a taxi ride a pulse-pounding thrill ride.

April 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Mann takes a predictably clichéd, far-fetched crime yarn and transforms it into a fascinating thriller.

April 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

If anyone is ever to mount an argument for the superiority of video over film, this movie would of necessity be very near to the center of that argument.

June 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A very superior thriller with excellent direction and utterly top-notch performances...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Awesome vision and a compellingly villainous Tom Cruise save this cool contemporary noir from its lukewarm patches.

December 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4 | Comment (1)

Every bit as satisfying as a thriller should be, keeping us hanging at every turn. As the credits roll, we are out of breath.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Strong performances and Mann's muscular direction provide plenty of tension, atmosphere and action-packed teeth.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

It's a solid servicable thriller, one that works throughout watching it but not one that stands particularly out from the bunch...

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

A welcome change-of-pace dramatic thriller, in which the formerly too-emphatic director hints at depth rather than insisting on it.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source:

Both actors and the director are having a great time and it shows in every frame.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

chic, solid filmmaking

August 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Cinema Writer
Cinema Writer

Still a hell of a ride, but could've used a smoother landing.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Mann's taxi driver saga may not quite reach the level of art but, anyway you cut it, it's anything but standard fare.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well?

July 25, 2005 Full Review Source:

Collateral takes a premise that is otherwise flawed and makes it into one of the most compelling films of the summer.

June 17, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

Enjoyably unbelievable.

May 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

It's a good thing Mann is such a master director, because the script to Collateral needs all the help it can get.

March 5, 2005 Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic
NYC Film Critic

'Mann logra un producto que si bien no es nada del otro mundo, su atmósfera y las actuaciones valen el precio de admisión'

January 24, 2005

Audience Reviews for Collateral

November 16, 2013
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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A captivating, accelerative, albeit glossily cliched ride through LA after dark. Shout-out to the horrible soundtrack and the awfully boring side characters.
June 27, 2013
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

I'm definitely not comfortable seeing Tom Cruise in negative character but he was good.
October 3, 2012
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

One of the best films by Michael Mann.
April 1, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

    1. Vincent: Everybody want heaven--nobody want dead!
    – Submitted by Jesse K (17 months ago)
    1. Vincent: Hey homie, is that my briefcase?
    – Submitted by Brendan C (18 months ago)
    1. Vincent: Tell him he's an asshole.
    2. Max: You're an asshole.
    – Submitted by Brendan C (19 months ago)
    1. Vincent: She carried you on her womb for 9 months.
    – Submitted by Bryan O (20 months ago)
    1. Pedrosa: Get your hands in the air!
    – Submitted by Edgardo A (23 months ago)
    1. Vincent: Red light max... Slow down.
    2. Max: Hey Vincent you know what go Fuck yourself! [car crashes]
    – Submitted by Caomh M (2 years ago)
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