The Collector

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



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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" genre is the directorial debut of screenwriter Marcus Dunstan, whose previous credits include Feast and Saw IV.

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  • This is a crass, silly and baffling slice of torture porn -- with the audience being tortured, chiefly with boredom.

    Jun 25, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.

    Oct 30, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.

    Aug 5, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 5, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

    David Fear

    Time Out
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  • One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre.

    Aug 3, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for The Collector

bloody and brutal, what more could you want!!

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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

Al S
Al S

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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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