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Collaborator Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 21, 2012
...the movie's various problems [are] exacerbated by a complete and total absence of suspense or tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2012
Oddly, it's Donovan's performance here that proves the movie's weakest link, though his writing and helming tie for a close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Adam Nayman
Metro
July 17, 2012
A witty and well-paced thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chelsey Grasso
Paste Magazine
July 17, 2012
Overall, The Collaborator is the type of film that rewards repeated viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
July 17, 2012
Collaborator is a sharp and vital debut that keeps viewers guessing at all the right moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Katherine Monk
Vancouver Sun
July 17, 2012
A solid, character-based drama that speaks to the disappointments of middle age and mortality in general, Collaborator doesn't let anyone off the hook -- not even the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail
July 17, 2012
Morse and Donovan hold us rapt in this clearly told tale about identity confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
July 17, 2012
Working with modest means, Donovan has created an intriguing chamber film very much in line with the idiosyncratic markers of his career so far.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
July 17, 2012
Collaborator is a gimmick movie, but the gimmick is sound.
| Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 15, 2012
It's a promising debut for the director and an intriguing study of characters facing desperate circumstances.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 12, 2012
What really matters is the interplay between two fine actors, the icy Donovan and the fiery Morse.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 8, 2012
A quietly suspenseful, provocative and surprising directorial debut. It shows great promise in Martin Donovan's budding career as a writer/director.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.3821/10
Michelle Orange
Movieline
July 6, 2012
What takes shape is a character piece that makes a literary job of deconstructing the hostage thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
July 6, 2012
Both characters are riveting, and they even manage to earn most of the freight that Donovan loads onto his heavily ironic title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 5, 2012
An exceedingly earnest, high-minded hostage drama in which any visceral tension is secondary to topical debates by a captor and his prisoner.
| Original Score: 2/5
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July 5, 2012
Writer-director-star Martin Donovan can't connect the dots; the film is a ponderous bore.
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 5, 2012
In his debut auteurial flourish, writer-director-writer Martin Donovan proves himself a triple-threat bore.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 5, 2012
It's no surprise that Donovan's directorial debut finds him firmly rejecting the mainstream in favor of a deliberately suffocating challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
July 5, 2012
The banter is playful and brazenly self-aware, but the ideas are a bit stale and don't lead anywhere emotionally substantial or narratively spontaneous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 4, 2012
The dolefully talented actor Martin Donovan wrote, directed, and stars in a pressure-cooker two-hander.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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