The Collector (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.


Movie Info

After a stint in prison, Arkin (Josh Stewart) finds employment as a handyman. But Arkin decides to rob his boss in order to repay his ex-wife (Daniella Alonso). Venturing to his employer's remote country house to make the heist, he soon finds himself -- as well as the boss' family -- at the mercy of "The Collector." This masked menace turns the house into a maze of fiendish traps. Only Arkin's wits offer any hope of escape from gruesome death. This bloody, visceral entry in the "torture porn" … More

Rating: R (for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2010
Box Office: $7.7M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The Collector

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (11)

Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn.

Full Review… | January 26, 2014
Eclipse Magazine

The Collector has a strong co-lead in Josh Stewart; empathy for this wayward character and a depth that some deftly-handled backstory provides is very welcome.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Screen-Space

It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
What Culture

Some of the most fiercely inventive and twisted trap-based bloodletting we've had in ages.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
The Skinny

Delivers gruesomeness but not a whole lot else.

Full Review… | August 10, 2010
Flicks.co.nz

Audience Reviews for The Collector

½

One of the most insanely creepy and nerve-frying horror films I have ever seen. A stylish, terrifying and wickedly ingenious thriller. It unfolds with big scares and highly inventive new ways to die. The twisted film makers definitely out did themselves here with a film that grabs you and stays with you long after its over. It makes Saw look like an episode of Friends. Josh Stewart is terrific. A sadistically entertaining thrill-ride

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Al S

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½

Lots of gore. Lots of torture. Sick sick sick....but entertaining at the same time, if you like that kind of stuff. Really bad ending, though. UNTIL I saw The Collection. It is the sequel to this, and started THAT movie with a decent ending tie in. Hence, an extra half a star for their effort.

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Cynthia S.

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