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.
| Original Score: 9/10
Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mann takes a predictably clichéd, far-fetched crime yarn and transforms it into a fascinating thriller.
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
A very superior thriller with excellent direction and utterly top-notch performances...
Awesome vision and a compellingly villainous Tom Cruise save this cool contemporary noir from its lukewarm patches.
| Original Score: 3/5
Every bit as satisfying as a thriller should be, keeping us hanging at every turn. As the credits roll, we are out of breath.
Strong performances and Mann's muscular direction provide plenty of tension, atmosphere and action-packed teeth.
It's a solid servicable thriller, one that works throughout watching it but not one that stands particularly out from the bunch...
A welcome change-of-pace dramatic thriller, in which the formerly too-emphatic director hints at depth rather than insisting on it.
Both actors and the director are having a great time and it shows in every frame.
| Original Score: 3/4
chic, solid filmmaking
| Original Score: 3.5/4
I loved it.
Still a hell of a ride, but could've used a smoother landing.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mann's taxi driver saga may not quite reach the level of art but, anyway you cut it, it's anything but standard fare.
How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well?
Collateral takes a premise that is otherwise flawed and makes it into one of the most compelling films of the summer.
| Original Score: A-
| Original Score: B-
It's a good thing Mann is such a master director, because the script to Collateral needs all the help it can get.
A great, darkly seductive ride.