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The Collection Reviews

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
The Collection offers a few surprises, nothing short of miraculous for a genre so bereft of originality
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 29, 2013
A cheap, loose remake of Aliens that substitutes rampaging hordes of xenomorphs with a gimp-masked kung-fu master.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
July 27, 2013
If your diet requires you to ingest a certain amount of cinematic blood and mayhem every week, this will meet those needs, like a vitamin. Otherwise it's for collectors only.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 30, 2013
Much splattery nonsense ensues -- some of it rather unpleasantly sadistic, and none of it particularly clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 22, 2012
Most of the rampant gore effects are too sloppy to be interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 7, 2012
An exercise in pure sadism, The Collection moves at a clip that leaps over plot holes in its race to elicit fright. No weighty psychology or physical logic freights this enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jackie K. Cooper
December 6, 2012
Not scary but rather is just a disgusting exercise in gore, dismemberment and bloodletting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2012
Just buckets of the same old boring gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
December 4, 2012
Comes off as a disappointment, failing to live up to its sequel potential by advancing the conflict and expanding murderous appetites in an exciting, imaginative manner.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
November 30, 2012
The Collection is one of those horror films that really makes you sound like a deranged psychopath for recommending, but demands to be spread like a mind-controlling plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
November 30, 2012
things quickly reach a level of silliness that fits more in a comedy or spoof than an actual horror film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kendrick
November 30, 2012
The Collection is not going to win over gore film skeptics - and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's an unapologetic celebration of splatter cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
November 30, 2012
The Collection never hits audiences in the stomach with any immediate sense of danger, and the dialogue and most of the performances feel entirely too campy for the movie to actually be taken seriously. Maybe that is the point, but I don't think so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
November 30, 2012
Just a pointless exercise in sadism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
November 30, 2012
People in Hollywood need to work and surely "The Collection" created a lot of jobs, but there must be a better way.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 30, 2012
Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Sawin
November 30, 2012
The Collection is brainless, inconsistent, and full of holes. It does offer a ton of gore, but there is absolutely nothing else to enjoy here other than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
William Bibbiani
November 30, 2012
While I'm not entirely sure that it makes much sense, I had a great time with its ultraviolent concoction of b-movie frippery.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 29, 2012
Not for the squeamish and is definitely for those that can handle a lot of sick and twisted violence. Recommended for true torture porn fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dustin Putman
November 29, 2012
A rare sequel that ably tops the original in just about every department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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