The Collector (2009)
Critic Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.
|Rating:||R (for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Marcus Dunstan|
|Written By:||Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton|
|In Theaters:||Jul 31, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 6, 2010|
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Critic Reviews for The Collector
Plays like a collection of outtakes from some "Saw" script that never saw the light of day (or, heaven forbid, has yet to be made).
Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn.
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.
It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...
Some of the most fiercely inventive and twisted trap-based bloodletting we've had in ages.
Audience Reviews for The Collector
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
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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