However, I did say this was a film of two halves. The final 30 minutes turns into a fast paced thriller, drawing the audience out of their slumber and making them pay notice. Tom Cruise is slick throughout but is really put to good use as the cat and mouse chase ensues.
Overall I was dissapointed with Collateral,Its not as clever as it tries to be but people will pretend it is.
"Get with it. Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That's us, lost in space. The cop, you, me... Who notices?"
High-concept with some good dialogue, but veers into phony existentialism and Die-Hard territory, where everyone else is stupid and clueless except for the everyman-hero, one supporting cop and a psychopath. Ending shots and dialogue are very anticlimactic. High-definition video payday for Michael Mann.
Quite an original idea for a hitman film and one that is a exciting watch.
Once again, Mann knows what he's doing. His ability for camera placement (in all of his films) is unreal due to how great it is. The guy just knows where to put the thing. Unlike one blog post I read, I don't care one way or the other about the fact that this was shot on video. It looks great, but then agin, it would have lloked great anyway. However, I think it does add just a little bit more (a tad) in the atmosphere and mood departments. Bottom line: highly recommended...for everything about it.