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Collaborator Reviews

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July 5, 2012
Writer-director-star Martin Donovan can't connect the dots; the film is a ponderous bore.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
July 5, 2012
In his debut auteurial flourish, writer-director-writer Martin Donovan proves himself a triple-threat bore.
July 17, 2012
Overall, The Collaborator is the type of film that rewards repeated viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.7/10
July 3, 2012
On one level, it's a dark, funny tragedy, but it's also Donovan's thesis on his own craft.
July 17, 2012
Morse and Donovan hold us rapt in this clearly told tale about identity confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
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
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
June 23, 2012
Donovan mulls human relationships to authority, propaganda and the media, and scrutinizes with raw power the convergence of class, war and politics along the turbulent spectrum in his movie, from Vietnam to the Red State/Blue State divide today.
July 12, 2012
What really matters is the interplay between two fine actors, the icy Donovan and the fiery Morse.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
July 3, 2012
As the characters drink and drug a long night away, the film turns into a pointed examination of the many masks people don to hide their various grievances and torments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2012
A witty and well-paced thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2012
It's a promising debut for the director and an intriguing study of characters facing desperate circumstances.
July 3, 2012
An assured directorial debut for actor Martin Donovan (who also wrote the script)...smart, funny and tense, featuring a riveting performance by David Morse.
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