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Collateral Beauty Reviews

December 19, 2016
It's transparently cynical, with no apparent endgame in mind other than simple profit. That it's able to waste such a fleet of capable actors and such elegant cinematography in the process is its main achievement.
December 18, 2016
The failure of "Collateral Beauty" is all the more grievous for the waste of its superb actors.
December 18, 2016
If there's one constant about Collateral Beauty, it's how consistently it disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 17, 2016
The cast feels checked out: Winslet and Norton, two attractive and charismatic performers, have never looked more painted and tired.
December 16, 2016
Somewhere in a forest, a maple tree wants all its sap back.
December 16, 2016
A holiday movie with Hallmark Channel DNA that should star Jaleel White and Judith Light but somehow snagged a top-line cast that includes Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 16, 2016
Loeb, the man behind more than one Kevin James vehicle, attempts Christmastime magic la Miracle on 34th Street, but ends up conjuring Maudlin on Madison Avenue instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2016
Most of "Collateral Beauty" is spent rooting for it to be better. Even the concept behind the title comes up short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2016
The five stages of grief sometimes seem applicable to movie reviewing, except that I usually skip denial, rarely get around to acceptance and generally just settle into anger, which is where I am with "Collateral Beauty."
December 15, 2016
It's quite possible "Collateral Beauty" will move you to tears. Then again, it's quite possible you've been moved to tears by commercials about dogs that befriend horses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 15, 2016
The year's worst movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 15, 2016
I don't think I've witnessed a film this year that managed to so completely and utterly collapse into crass garbage in its last few minutes while abusing what little goodwill it has.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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December 15, 2016
It has nothing to teach us about how to process a profound loss. It does, however, have something to say about what passes for "serious" in a studio film in 2016.
December 15, 2016
"Collateral Beauty" couldn't be more calculated and manipulative if it slapped you on the back, shoved a giant lollipop into your mouth and immediately tried to sell you a time share in Tampa.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 15, 2016
What boggles the mind...is the movie's enchantment with its hapless self. In the realm of entertainment, "Collateral Beauty" is death warmed over.
December 15, 2016
It's near impossible to make a movie with no redeeming features - but this tearjerker hits the zero-stars jackpot, taking an all-star cast on a journey from absurd to zombified with frequent stops at pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
December 15, 2016
Collateral Beauty is lacking in any real highs or lows and there's no energy to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2016
A demented tapestry of bizarre interactions and strange choices that results in a bigger picture that reveals absolutely nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 15, 2016
The movie manages to be simultaneously superficial and heartbreaking. That's no easy feat - nor is it a laudable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2016
Every so often there comes a movie so tasteless, so nakedly pandering, so bodaciously ill conceived that you've got to see it to believe it. This year, that movie is Collateral Beauty.
December 15, 2016
A fluffy story of tragedy and friendship and hugging and important life lessons that would have felt more at home on a TV show back lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 15, 2016
"Collateral Beauty" is based on a premise so preposterous that the film shouldn't work. But the illusion of credibility is sustained just well enough to keep things from falling apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2016
The premise stretches credulity even before the actors start giving the conspirators personal advice that sounds suspiciously otherworldly.
December 15, 2016
An excellent cast, immersed in a hot tub of self-pity and false sentiment.
December 15, 2016
Seeing Smith go deep opposite Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, and Edward Norton should be cause for excitement. It's frustrating that the impressive cast is instead squandered on far-fetched story developments and telegraphed pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2016
Collateral Beauty is one of those cloying movies about learning to take the good with the bad that feels like it was made by aliens with little grasp of human life.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 15, 2016
This movie doesn't rise to the level of so-bad-it's-good. But no less impressively, perhaps, it's just bad enough that you actually wish it were worse.
December 14, 2016
With the domino pieces in place, the plot then coasts along rather predictably.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 14, 2016
With its cast of Oscar-caliber actors and pervasive theme of loss, Collateral Beauty should have been a deeply moving tear-jerker. Instead, it comes off as a melodramatic contrivance.
December 14, 2016
"Collateral Beauty," a movie so earnest it almost has Tom Cruise in it, misses its mark by a mile, stranding an impressive cast whom you'd think would have better things to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 14, 2016
These actors are too good to be entirely sunk by the sheer silliness of the material (with the exception of Smith, who seems fully committed to playing the role of a human frown-face emoji).
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 14, 2016
Good news for those who get a kick out of hate-watching bad films. Santa has brought you an early Christmas present in the form of "Collateral Beauty."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 13, 2016
To paraphrase Groucho Marx, this is a movie where we watch Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and several other fine players bore holes in themselves so that we can watch the sap run out.
December 13, 2016
Will Smith should be looking for better movies.
December 13, 2016
The finished movie plays ... concertedly like a Serious Acting Vehicle for Smith, who's the least interesting component in a madly over-qualified cast.
December 13, 2016
You'll ... struggle to accept that what you saw on that screen actually played in theaters, was funded and approved by distributors, took a month or so of the lives of those extraordinary actors.
December 13, 2016
A strenuously uplifting Christmas awards-bait tearjerker.