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The Collector Reviews

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 30, 2009
Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.
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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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 5, 2009
A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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David Fear
Time Out
August 5, 2009
This is the sort of cheap bilking that separates completists from masochists; the brief suffering onscreen is nothing compared with the agony scary-movie buffs will feel after being so thoroughly cheated.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 3, 2009
One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 3, 2009
One trap leaves a woman impaled on a movie screen, producing an image that succinctly if literally sums up a genre's cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
July 31, 2009
The early scenes promise a potentially novel cross between heist and extreme horror, but those hopes are quickly dashed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
July 31, 2009
Critiquing the filmic technique of this blatant horror franchise-bait is akin to quibbling with the shade of lipstick on a slaughtered pig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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
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John Anderson
Variety
July 31, 2009
A surprisingly stylish and confident high-concept thriller.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 31, 2009
The Collector grafts a torture porn payoff onto a heist thriller setup with messy, illogical results.