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Collateral Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 6, 2004
Someone's been playing a little too much Hitman on their PlayStation 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
We're supposed to be fascinated by what makes Cruise's Vincent tick, but he turns out to be just a heavily armed gasbag.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2004
A master of grand operatic gestures, Mann's broad-sided portrayals of machismo don't work when confined to a chamber piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 5, 2004
Somewhere along the way, the gimmick and suspense had worn out leaving the only real gray matter as the product coloring Cruises' hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
October 10, 2004
[Mann's] still looking out the car windows for something to make a movie about as he's filming the convictionless scenes.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 3, 2004
A slim drink of thin beer, remarkable only as evidence that Mann might have a modern masterpiece in him if he were cut loose and allowed to roam around in his own obsessions.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 6, 2004
Collateral is the kind of sleek Maserati that can make men weak in the knees, but the sad truth is that it has a straight-4 under the hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 6, 2004
A fairly typical bang-bang exercise with outrageous shootouts, lots of dead bodies and well-placed comic relief.
| Original Score: C+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 6, 2004
Feels a lot like the sort of stock, early-'80s thrillers that Mann once tried to make extinct.
Top Critic
August 6, 2004
A suspense thriller with little real suspense and few thrills.
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine
August 6, 2004
As realistic as an episode of HBO's Taxicab Confessions, without that stimulating voyeuristic quality modern audiences crave.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 9, 2004
Where is Danny DeVito when you need him?
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
I empathized with Foxx's plight: Collateral dragged me on a long, violent ride in the dark to nowhere.
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 9, 2004
There's another, more interesting movie lurking behind the pulp, glimpsed fleetingly in a stunningly-angled shot or a tantalizing line of dialogue.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
August 9, 2004
in a flick where soap operatic contrivances literally kill the mood, coincidental twist endings just ain't cool
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 9, 2004
Could someone please let Michael Mann know that we're in the 21st Century, Miami Vice has been cancelled and he can move on?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 2, 2004
A pretty cool idea, however, two or three "unbelievabilities" soured the film for me; they might not for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 4, 2004
While engaging the senses, it starves the brain...the picture is all flash and no light--but the flash is brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
August 5, 2004
It's too bad that halfway through, Collateral turns into a series of loud, chaotic, over-the-top action set pieces in which the existentialist Mann proves he's lousy at action.
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