Collateral: Miniseries Reviews

April 9, 2019
For all its faults, Collateral remained gripping to the end.
April 9, 2019
With a set-up this tantalising, what a shame it would be if Collateral's script doesn't settle down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2018
Collateral [is] a superb four-part-thriller... that deftly tackles politics, immigration issues and murky espionage as well as the central crime.
April 3, 2018
This work is sharp, it's engaging, and it's speaking not only to contemporary Britain, but also to a wider Western world that is wrestling with the issues of immigration and asylum.
March 12, 2018
Collateral filters issues through a uniquely British lens, creating the uncanny sensation of observing a political system and its failures that's like the American system, but not of it...it's less a whodunnit than a whydunnit.
March 12, 2018
This could be a fruitful exercise, if tackled with care, and a willingness to find nuance in a subject that's deeply fraught. But Hare, whose work has always had a polemicist strain, paints only in black and white.
March 10, 2018
By centering this story around all of these totemic societal institutions, Collateral is taking a broad view of all of these key political, legal, and religious pillars, which are subject to the individuals who comprise them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 9, 2018
That Collateral succeeds in achieving a certain suspense is no small miracle, given the confusion resulting from its hugely overcrowded script...its close-to-gripping powers derive from strong performances.
March 8, 2018
Collateral doesn't overstay its welcome and doesn't leave much unresolved, which is a relief. Mulligan's character's drive is the drive of the show.
February 23, 2018
There is more than enough quality here to stick with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2018
In trying to show the why beneath the what, Hare has succeeded only in presenting us with cliché and caricature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2018
Perhaps I'm being petty; perhaps they stand out because the rest is so good. Naggingly, though, I wonder if between the performances and the names and the expectation and hype, Collateral might turn out to have a few gaps.
February 21, 2018
Collateral quickly stretches out its narrative fingers to poke about in the institutions we once could at least pretend to be able to rely on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2018
From the beginning, the show was not only superbly high energy, but peopled with characters whose back stories are easily as gripping as the main action.
February 20, 2018
Mars looks like a nice guy so far, but who can tell what's going on behind those curranty eyes?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2018
It is supremely didactic, telling us what to think, when to think, and how to think it, particularly on the subjects of paperless immigrants, removal centres and so on. Plus, the pace is dreary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2018
Certainly, Collateral doesn't shy away from the political implications at hand, with this first episode breaching the current, divisive narrative of immigration within the political sphere.