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The Collector Reviews

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Andreas Heinemann
August 10, 2010
Delivers gruesomeness but not a whole lot else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 31, 2009
The editing and camera work are self-consciously stylish, as if to say "We're better than this." But the human and moral components are shortchanged.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 28, 2010
'Horror romp' would be an apt description of the 90 minute story, only with the original concept detailed as a burglar breaking into a serial killer's home, it's difficult not to think what might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 24, 2010
Sick is the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 25, 2010
People are cut, tongues meet pliers and at one point a cat gets sliced in half. Beyond that, there's very little here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 30, 2009
Lacks coherence and subtext, failing to trigger either revulsion or fear.
Paul Chambers
March 27, 2010
Gruesome to the max. Not recommended, but obviously the director has a modicum of talent. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2009
Grisly horror film is smothered in blood and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Clay Cane
July 31, 2009
You will squirm, but aren't we getting a bit desensitized to these routine torture flicks? It's like seeing a pop songstress get naked for the billionth time -- yeah, she's hot, but we have all seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 31, 2009
Offers plenty of gore and stylish cinematography, but no imagination, surprises or intrigue. Ultimately, it's tedious, inane and increasingly preposterous, even if you're willing to suspend your disbelief and to check your brain at the door for 88 minutes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 30, 2009
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then "The Collector" flatters the heck out of "Saw."
| Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 24, 2010
The Collector must be the laziest horror film of the year - the camerawork stinks, the action's boring and the plot holes are so glaring they wouldn't get past a lobotomised goose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 31, 2010
The Collector won't join the pantheon of horror movie monsters - unless somebody lowers the bar down to the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
August 2, 2009
There's some torture, a lot of blood, some deaths, the usual routine, but without any suspense or ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2009
Once things get rolling it's actually decent. But the first 25 minutes are flat and boring. Can't quite recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
July 26, 2009
The Collector signals much of what's wrong with torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Thomas Leupp
July 31, 2009
Could there be a less appealing tagline to a movie than 'from the writers of Saw IV, V and VI?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 30, 2009
Not pretty, but for a genre that consistently gets off on a Hanna-Barbera aesthetic to shock audiences out of their allowance money, it's interesting to see primal fear put back on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
July 30, 2009 open-handed insult to fans of the horror genre. The storytelling on display is beneath remedial.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 30, 2009
If you didn't already know The Collector was written by two Saw franchise hacks, and directed by one of them, it would soon become as obvious as a fish hook to the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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