Collateral Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
April 18, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010

Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 5, 2010

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

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 30, 2009

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

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

Matthew De Abaitua
Film4
December 21, 2008

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

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

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

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

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007

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

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2006

chic, solid filmmaking

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

I loved it.

Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com
July 25, 2005

How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well?

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 17, 2005

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

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005

Enjoyably unbelievable.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jorge Avila Andrade
Moviola
January 24, 2005

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

| Original Score: 3/4
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