The Collection Reviews

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James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
The Collection offers a few surprises, nothing short of miraculous for a genre so bereft of originality
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
November 30, 2012
The Collection is one of those horror films that really makes you sound like a deranged psychopath for recommending, but demands to be spread like a mind-controlling plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
November 30, 2012
The Collection is not going to win over gore film skeptics - and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's an unapologetic celebration of splatter cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
November 30, 2012
While I'm not entirely sure that it makes much sense, I had a great time with its ultraviolent concoction of b-movie frippery.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 29, 2012
Not for the squeamish and is definitely for those that can handle a lot of sick and twisted violence. Recommended for true torture porn fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 29, 2012
A rare sequel that ably tops the original in just about every department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
November 29, 2012
Genre aficionados are likely to revel in every crunched bone, gratuitous decapitation and slow-motion iron-maiden impaling.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 29, 2012
Feels like old-fashioned fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 29, 2012
Splatter quickie achieves the aims of Grand Guignol: to provoke gasps, flinches, or laughs, take your pick.
Top Critic
Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
November 28, 2012
Remarkably, the result manages to be both more preposterous and more efficient than its predecessor, with a couple of deaths occurring so swiftly they border on the subliminal.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2012
Whereas the later Saw films were hampered by bloated backstory, various ostentatious agendas, and self-satisfied sadism, The Collection feels utterly unburdened by anything but its lean, fleet-footed plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
William Goss
Film.com
November 27, 2012
For those who are on board, it's a more absurd yet equally efficient bit of grisly fun; for those who never were, don't expect this one to change your mind regarding mindless bloodshed.
Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects
October 22, 2012
Slick, wickedly funny, and brazenly over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
October 20, 2012
The Collection [is] a punchy piece in the pantheon of sequels.
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 15, 2012
[Marcus]Dunstan and Patrick Melton have effectively made a sequel that expands on their dark and twisted world in a gleefully gory way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Todd Gilchrist
Chiller TV
September 27, 2012
The rare horror sequel that doesn't demand loyalty to its predecessor, The Collection actively avoids genre clichés for an effectively creepy post-torture thriller.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
September 22, 2012
The creators of The Collector go with an Aliens framework for Part 2, and it's not like they're coy about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 29, 2013
A cheap, loose remake of Aliens that substitutes rampaging hordes of xenomorphs with a gimp-masked kung-fu master.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
Movies.com
July 27, 2013
If your diet requires you to ingest a certain amount of cinematic blood and mayhem every week, this will meet those needs, like a vitamin. Otherwise it's for collectors only.
Top Critic

New York Times
January 22, 2013
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