BlairC's Rating of Collateral

Blair's Review of Collateral

11 years ago via Flixster


It's an excellent action-ish thriller, but it's far more human and introspective than most movies of it's kind try to be. Tom Cruise turns in some of the best work of his not always so impressive career, managing to play a hitman in a way that's chilling without being either too over the top or wooden, and Jamie Foxx acts as we, perhaps, would if we were stuck in a car being forced to take such a man on his rounds. There are a few occasions when its cliches catch up with it, but they are rare ones, and more often than not, Collateral is an exciting movie that thoughtfully reflects on how life is lived.