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Collateral Damage Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Schwarzenegger in very violent vigilante film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009
Straining every muscle not to offend, Collateral Damage counts basic coherence among its own casualties. But it's crystal clear on one point: Taking mercy on the "enemy," women and children included, is for wimps.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
Schwarzenegger's Brewer remarks, 'If I don't do it, it seems no one else will,' but that's a lousy excuse for...a multi-million dollar mistake like this one. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I was thrown for a loop at how good this movie was and guys will love it.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 22, 2009
...the studio didn't make it for any particular political purpose; it's basically just a stock, action-revenge flick, typical of Big Arnold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Film4
August 22, 2008
A competent Schwarzenegger action movie that will appeal to the nostalgic.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
The plot is laughably bad, and the action not much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film's less knee-jerk than it could have been.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Diverting popcorn entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
Judged purely as a piece of escapist popcorn fun, Collateral Damage only barely passes muster.
| Original Score: 58/100
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
... Time may be running out for Arnold the action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Apparently, it's relatively easy for a 6-foot tall, musclebound, non Spanish-speaking white guy to penetrate the depths of the Colombian guerilla-controlled jungle
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 12, 2003
The whole South American adventure looks so forced you half expect Schwarzenegger to break into a travel programme piece to camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Rule of thumb: if Arnold Schwarzenegger is the smartest person in a movie, you've got problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
December 29, 2002
All in all, "Collateral Damage" is entertaining in all the ways a Schwarzenegger film is expected to: bad guys do him dirty, Arnold's character vows revenge, lots of things blow up, and the bad guys get theirs... a more intense actor would have carried it
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Grove
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
An entertaining action movie, nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
It will be remembered less for its generic content than for the real-life events that give it an eerie resonance.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
This simplistic good and evil concept has long been a staple of Hollywood. What is more worrying is that it now appears to constitute American foreign policy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Loud, noisy, piece of garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
In a world where the cost of real violence and the sacrifices of real heroes are inescapable reality, there is no connection to be made with the empty, ersatz heroics of a movie like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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