The first movie about L.A. at night that really looks like L.A. at night.
'Collateral' is Tom Cruise's movie, and he and it are impressive.
We thought we would get just some action thriller. What we got was a vivid dreamscape, an intelligent character piece, and one of the best films of the year.
| Original Score: 5/5
Director Michael Mann and his stellar cast have cobbled together a fast-paced flick that entertains, surprises and sizzles.
| Original Score: 4/5
A return to form for Michael Mann, Hollywood's master of the neo-noir genre.
| Original Score: A-
If there was ever an example of a movie's visual language leaving its verbal and narrative components in the dust, this, unfortunately, is it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The dapper hitman who proceeds with icy precision on his deadly rounds, is symbolic devil's advocate to this country's challenged collective social conscience now
Lo que la coloca un poco por encima del nivel promedio de este tipo de productos es la mano de Michael Mann, un director que filma muy bien cualquier asunto.
| Original Score: 3/5
[Mann's] still looking out the car windows for something to make a movie about as he's filming the convictionless scenes.
We're supposed to be fascinated by what makes Cruise's Vincent tick, but he turns out to be just a heavily armed gasbag.
Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx do terrific jobs with a great script and a Director who definitely passes muster here. This is an enjoyable thriller.
| Original Score: 9/10
Collateral is, simply, a perfectly pitched popcorn movie.
| Original Score: 79/100
A stylish, impressively directed, smartly written thriller with superb performances by both Cruise and Foxx.
A single LA night compacted into two gripping hours of four big hits and one anticlimactic miss.
Perhaps the best premise for thrills since Speed, only this time the bad guy's on board and the battle of wits is more philosophical debate than pop quiz.
Vincent es demoledor, cínico, frío, calmo, un hombre solitario, un asesino que reflexiona sobre el sentido de la vida.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
For Vincent's sharp-witted command of the cab and the echoes of The Third Man and Heat, Collateral is well worth targeting.
There's another, more interesting movie lurking behind the pulp, glimpsed fleetingly in a stunningly-angled shot or a tantalizing line of dialogue.
| Original Score: 3/5
"Collateral" is the type of film that viewers will enjoy if they can bring themselves to the theater.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
I actually felt sorry for [Cruise] ... because everybody on the screen was better, more natural and convincing, than he was.