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Collateral

Collateral

2004
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 0m
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
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Collateral

2004
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 0m
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Avg Percentile 56.81% from 11811 total ratings

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Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
92nd
I was absolutely baffled that Tom Cruise can be as cold and bad ass as he is here. Excellent role for him, and it's really refreshing. Jamie Foxx turns in a good performance, but you're just waiting for more of Cruise most of the time (he really does steal the show). This is a story that makes good use of Mann's filmmaking style, and it doesn't feel too forced here. I love this movie.
Rated 05 Jun 2016
80
77th
Fat lumbering idiot with black jean shorts and a wallet chain is minding his business. Michael Mann pulls up in a sexy speed boat "HEY , HEY KID. YOU WANT TO SCORE MY MOVIES FROM NOW ON" ... "ya"
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
84th
Wonderful crime thriller by Michael Mann. Both Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx provide some of the best performances of their careers. Stylish, exhilirating and superbly directed.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
82nd
Much better than I thought it would be. Tom Cruise as a sociopathic, philosophizing hitman? Wow...it works. Color me shocked, and now I own it.
Rated 28 Aug 2011
80
80th
This could be Michael Mann's 'Se7en', in the sense that it's a by-the-numbers plot elevated by the sensibilities of a great director. Transforming Los Angeles in to a haunted neon-lit entity, the way 'Taxi Driver' transformed New York, allows for a backdrop where Cruise can be at the top of his game. Vincent is a mesmerizing villain. Professional, deadly, cynical - with an undercurrent of human decency to keep the audience guessing, only to find that it's been drowned in a sea of nihilism.
Rated 15 Mar 2008
87
88th
Cruise steps outside of his comfort zone and is quite good as a cold and calculated hitman, and for my money, Foxx is even better here than he was in 'Ray'. The film starts out fresh and original, but seems to lose some of its personality with an auto-pilot ending. Shot completely on a hand-held digital camera, this is the first movie I've seen that actually looks like it exists in reality. It's not perfect, but it is great. One of the best films of 2004.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
4
70th
What directors have as strong a relationship with a city as Mann does with LA? Of those I've seen, this is his most memorable portrait of it, providing not just a vibrant setting but the thematic basis for the entire film. Vincent and Max's opposing philosophies are reflected not just in their day-to-day personalities but in the manner in which they conduct their business, their disconnects epitomized by the city itself. Plus, the digital cinematography is fantastic.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
86th
I was really impressed by this film. I didn't much about it when I saw it and I absolutely loved it. Good story and great characters. Great nuances, too.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
81st
Credit Mann for making another sleek and often beautiful film, engaging his actors to deliver their very best in roles you're not accustomed to seeing them in, and allowing his characters the complexity they rarely get in action-driven vehicles anymore.
Rated 06 May 2011
86
83rd
I remember I liked it a lot when I saw it, like my initial thought was "that was a great movie" but now thats all I remember about it. On my list of films to rewatch to give a fair ranking.
Rated 02 Nov 2015
74
49th
I hated the soundtrack and Jamie Foxx looked like a famous actor who's just been put into some worn out clothes. But the movie works. In familiar ways of course, but still. Mann knows how much information he can give away to the characters on the one side and to us on the other to keep the tension high.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
9
98th
The best thriller of the 00s, a vastly suspenseful and entertaining film. The chemistry between Foxx and Cruise is top-notch, and Tom Cruise is fucking dynamite as a sociopathic killer of the scariest, most relentless kind. The gorgeous, sweeping digital photography of nighttime Los Angeles is the third star of the movie, and deserved an Oscar.
Rated 26 Jan 2007
98
95th
The story is simple. A taxi cab driver picks up an assassin and soon gets involved with the killers' work for the night. The film is brutal and there's no booming explosions or gunshots. It all comes off very real and gritty.
Rated 19 Jan 2009
89
87th
I have a strong dislike for Cruise, but this movie kicked some serious ass. Good job, douche.
Rated 16 Aug 2008
85
69th
Tom Cruise is good as Vincent, a very different character we've used to seeing from him. The movie is quite good, but starts to fall flat during the final encounter, it was just little too much.
Rated 17 Dec 2006
82
89th
"Yo homey, that my briefcase?"
Rated 12 Dec 2006
70
33rd
This would be better without Tom Cruise and his gay Scientologist face.
Rated 16 May 2009
89
76th
Foxx and Cruise give out possibly their most calculated, dedicated and conspicuously phenomenal performances of the decade. Cruise is especially electrifying. The beginning is one of the best in recent memory but the ending is a formidable mortification and it loses its pride and much respect and enthusiasm from me also. One of Michael Mann's best by far.
Rated 02 May 2013
92
70th
Michael Mann doing what he does best. What's not to like? Cruise is actually great and so is Jamie Foxx. It does seem a little slow, but I didn't mind the length at all. Quite thrilling with some beautiful camera work and cinematography. I would say it's well worth a look.
Rated 23 Jan 2013
70
77th
Collateral is a very engaging and entertaining thriller containing some strong performances and a lot of banter instead of massive shootouts. We get those as well, but most of the truly thrilling moments come from the dialogue exchanges between Foxx and Cruise. Each character is sympathetic and deep, and I had a fun time simply watching them. Had a bit more trimming been done, I would have called this a must-see film. As it is, it's very fun and I'm sure you'll have a good time watching it.
Rated 23 Sep 2022
75
60th
Rewatch. A very entertaining pearl in the Cruise-canon. The somewhat fluffy, blurry camerawork gives it an impressionistic touch that works well and creates a shady picture in which Cruise is having the time of his life playing a nihilist with the indispensable tricks. But o lord the music, I thought the 80's were gone in 2004 but apparently they needed a reanimation in the vision of the musicsupervisor. So keep the volumebutton close at hand and enjoy Mapother IV.
Rated 21 Jan 2010
84
82nd
"Zen pulp," the cool kids call it. Tom Cruise is perfect here; the role of a murderous sociopath fits him like a glove.
Rated 17 Sep 2007
90
96th
A solid film. Sitting on the edge of your seat suspenseful. Tom Cruise is one creepy killer.
Rated 03 Mar 2013
7
57th
(repeat viewings) Hasn't aged so well; Max's sang-froid gives him a certain likeability that allows you to sympathize with his plight, but Vincent's negligence and others characters' laughable inscrutability undermine the film's ambitions. Fine action thriller but not as badass as when I first saw it.
Rated 09 Apr 2010
100
99th
I love Michael Mann.
Rated 31 May 2007
92
91st
tom cruise's best role
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
30th
Not Mann's best, but enjoyable.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
82nd
Michael Mann is in top form with this gritty crime thriller. The ending chase sequence lets some heat escape but the rest is air-tight.
Rated 11 Oct 2010
95
91st
brilliant social commentary and adventure... Cruise is at his best
Rated 16 Jul 2009
94
96th
One of Michael Mann's best movies, filled with genuinely startling action, moments of haunting beauty (remember the wolves?) and forceful emotion.
Rated 22 Nov 2012
50
58th
There were some nicely shot sequences, but the implausibilities kept adding on culminating in a typical cliched Hollywood ending.
Rated 15 Nov 2014
70
48th
Intense and stylish fun but lacks the weight it thinks it has. The script plays to the strengths of Tom Cruise.
Rated 01 Sep 2007
80
84th
Strong performances by Cruise and Foxx. Well directed. I wasn't sure I wanted to like this movie [because of its content] but it was done too well.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
81st
Between Tom cruise playing the socieopath that he is and Jaime Foxx's excellent job of being the most timid character I have ever seen, I loved this movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
98th
Best film of 2004. Can't believe they didn't campaign for Cruise since he put on his best performance ever here.
Rated 02 Mar 2013
80
79th
For me, this is easily the most re-watchable of Mann's films. Great performances all around, with a distinct aesthetic to match.
Rated 13 Jun 2019
90
63rd
Excellent suspense/thriller film. Cruise plays the villain, which is definitely outside his usual role. He does a fantastic job, as does Foxx with the stereotypical "wrong place at the wrong time" good guy. He overcomes this as things develop and pretty soon he wins you over as details emerge to reveal not all things are as they seem for either of the 2 main characters.
Rated 24 Mar 2008
75
86th
cruise's best role to date. given his filmography, it's likely to stay that way for a long while.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
88
91st
Cruise was passed over award recognition for supporting actor Jamie Foxx, big mistake. Cruise's performance is the stuff of dynamite; cold, relentless, and likable at the same time. Michael Mann delivers one of his best, and one of 2004's best.
Rated 26 Jul 2008
90
84th
Tom Cruise is really excellent in this. A gritty film in every capacity. It's story, it's acting, it's filming, etc.
Rated 25 Apr 2007
88
86th
I think most of all I enjoy the look of this movie - the atmosphere and nights-at-light look of the city really ties everything together.
Rated 04 Jun 2020
90
83rd
I love the intimacy of the premise. Cruise plays one of my favorite villains--with great monologues that rival what The Joker, Vader, or Killmonger have to say. And Foxx is naturally charming in every scene. What's really commendable, however, is how the film becomes different types of thrillers as it goes on. It plays on crime, psychology, action, and even old school Hitchcockian Rear Window vibe as the story evolves. It's super neat, and a reason this film should really be studied.
Rated 13 Mar 2017
75
70th
Entertaining for the most part. Cruise is excellent as a cold and clinical bad guy and it would be good to see more of this side of him in similar roles. On the contrary, I thought Foxx was miscast. He does fine with the role, but he was too handsome, intelligent, charming and physically fit to be believable as a 12 years on the job cabbie. Someone like Forest Whitaker would have been far better suited. Still, Collateral works well as a thriller even if a few parts are a bit dramatically forced
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
51st
It was all very well done until the stupid and contrived ending.
Rated 22 Jan 2007
73
57th
Jamie Foxx was quite impressive and Tom Cruise was also surpisingly good as well. Barcadi Silver did a great job as a supporting actor as well, I kid I kid but that was some pretty bad advertising.
Rated 19 Jul 2009
92
83rd
Probably one of the best movies Tom Cruise ever made (right up there with A few good men). He plays a really great bad guy. The cinematography of this movie is also absolutely gorgeous ... the quiet shots of LA were great.
Rated 01 Sep 2010
86
83rd
"I didn't kill him, the bullets and fall did".. Now that's just Mann! Great movie, atmosphere, cinematography, violence and over-the-top Cruising around town
Rated 20 Jun 2019
67
27th
Cool.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
72nd
Good thriller. Enertaining and gripping throughout.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
93rd
My favorite Michael Mann film...
Rated 14 Dec 2006
90
65th
Gritty and supremely entertaining. The camerawork is fantastic and this is one of the few Tom Cruise roles that doesn't make me want to throttle him.
Rated 05 Oct 2013
80
74th
Interesting movie, and even Tom Cruise is bearable in this one.
Rated 25 Oct 2015
90
92nd
Tom is Incredible! Mann is a genius!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
84th
little in this film not to like. one of cruise's best roles, perfect cinematography and tone, has layers to it's action and characters, not to mention has one of the best scenes in recent memory when they hit the Fever club. ending is a little weak, but makes sense when you think in context.
Rated 27 Mar 2007
35
19th
Extremely forced for my taste. I felt alienated and out of context even though I like Mann.
Rated 25 Jun 2011
100
99th
Collateral is seriously underrated, maybe because it oozes contemporary Hollywood, with its digital cinematography, big stars, and familiar plot... but it's so well-crafted with dialogue that's amazingly smart for its caliber, beating all expectations. Magic from the beginning to the club scene, after which the plot starts to weaken considerably, starting with that cheesy, utterly random rock music (courtesy of Audioslave) that ruins the moment and that will probably feel dated in a decade.
Rated 22 Sep 2011
75
69th
The action is slick and the dialogue is warm and entertaining, I liked it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
3
45th
It's a shame how heavily the plotting relies on contrivance, straining believability and diminishing what could be a more astute pondering of urban alienation. Still, it's a stylish and engaging thriller, a nocturnal odyssey through neon streets featuring Tom Cruise doing outstanding work. I just wish it were a little muted and restrained, but I guess that's not really Mann's bread and butter.
Rated 09 Apr 2011
87
93rd
Best Tom Cruise movie
Rated 29 Jun 2017
76
67th
Really solid and deep action thriller, mostly thanks to Cruise's against-type performance and Mann's direction. It does get a little philosophical at times in the right ways, which fleshes out character motivations a lot more than typical exposition.
Rated 16 Jan 2009
100
99th
A personal favourite. Mann's direction is flawless. "A guy gets on the MTA here in LA, dies. Think anybody will notice?"
Rated 14 Aug 2007
64
23rd
Decent thriller that delivers the thrills, but it's dragged down by bad dialogue and severe implausibilities. These things come with the genre, of course, but I can only stretch believability so far.
Rated 24 Oct 2010
81
90th
Michael Mann is, like Vincent, Max and every other of his characters, the best at what he does. He can orchestrate an action set piece like no other. But what makes him unique is that he balances this uber masculine action with tiny poetic moments that for both the characters and the audience work like peaceful havens from the otherwise cold steel world of Mann. Collateral is the epitome of that. With a perfect mixture of tough violence, moody images and great cab talk this is a hell of a ride.
Rated 03 Apr 2010
5
8th
What the fuck did you people watch? This was awful! The writing and the acting and the everything. Just everything was so terrible!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
35th
Didnt like it very much at first, but then it grew on me. Tension and good pace are the game here. Anyway, watch Heat instead..thats the REAL thing !
Rated 01 Aug 2009
6
81st
The more I think about it, the less I like it. The concept is excellent, but it's marred by a subpar script riddled with cliches and plot contrivances. The overly slick production ruins what should have been a gritty existential crime thriller. Cruise is awesome, though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
77th
It's reputation will only grow in the following years. A gritty, austere studio thriller buoyed by two magnificent central performances. One of the quintessential modern day Los Angeles movies.
Rated 25 Jun 2017
80
72nd
Grand Theft Auto: Cruise Control
Rated 25 Feb 2011
65
54th
The true story of a professional midget who needed a cabbie to help him around and kill stuff. I wouldn't exactly blame this on mann, his directing is actually what saved a mediocre script from total blowout, because it rarely touches anything meaningful. The controversy that is a man who takes lifes for a living and if some people deserve death more than others, all the deeper stuff, nada. Plus you can paint cruise all the colors you want, it won't make him intimidating. he's just too adorable.
Rated 26 Dec 2020
85
80th
Tom babanın zirvelerinden.
Rated 03 Oct 2016
45
21st
If this movie's plot was cheese, it'd have come from Switzerland. And seriously guys, a sitting-on-his-ass-12-hrs-a-day cab driver turning super-badass on account of an epiphany and taking on a highly trained professional killer? Come on! What I mean is just try sprinting the distance of 1 mile and see how you fare. All in all - movie looks good, photography's awesome, action scenes are well done, but the story's plain Stupid.
Rated 21 Sep 2012
85
76th
Cruise and Foxx are both amazing in vastly different roles and the direction from Mann makes this an elite thriller. It bleeds style, from the slick photography/editing to an intellectual commmentary that emits from the dialogue like smoke through the keyhole of a hotel room door. The violence is ever-present, but never grotesque; Cruise just seems to know how to look cool when he holds a gun. Only a lackluster ending that departs from the established mood keeps this from being truly remarkable.
Rated 30 Jul 2015
83
82nd
it just burns and burns and burns. everyone in it was amazing. the violence was effectively shocking. there were some moments were i felt it slowed more than it should have and i feel like we had all of our full emotional impact about ten or fifteen minutes before the actual ending.
Rated 08 Jun 2014
82
67th
Tom Cruise attempts to be Tyler Durden, and it works when he's a cynical sociopath, not so much when he's casually saying philosophical quotes while simultaneously calling them bullshit. Jamie Foxx on the other hand never disappoints. Nice pacing keeps the movie suspenseful and interesting.
Rated 06 Feb 2008
81
88th
The most awesome club scene ever made
Rated 20 May 2009
80
85th
Michael Mann - How could you go wrong?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
84th
Good, original story, well-acted - yes, even Tom Cruise - let down a little by the preposterous "hitman who can't shoot straight from ten feet away" ending borrowed from Grosse Point Blank.
Rated 11 Jan 2009
91
90th
I got a tablet pc because of this movie.
Rated 27 Jan 2008
80
80th
Collateral it is made to measure for Tom Cruise and he delivers good scenes.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
92
89th
Wow! Michael Mann rocks! This is one of my all time favorite movies. Jamie Foxx is great. Jada Pinkett Smith is awesome. Tom Cruise actually doesn't suck! See this movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
28th
An entertaining, great story. The beginning of the end for Michael Mann, though. One of Jamie Foxx's few decent acting jobs, too.
Rated 01 Jul 2009
90
85th
Oddly engaging with great performances from both Foxx and Cruise.
Rated 31 Mar 2010
90
85th
action packed, great acting, entertaining
Rated 23 Feb 2009
70
57th
A good hard thriller.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
93rd
Incredible movie. A bit slow but overall some of Mann's best work.
Rated 02 Jan 2016
95
65th
A solid thriller movie. Cruise and Foxx nail it. A great movie.
Rated 10 Sep 2009
92
63rd
Yo Homie?
Rated 22 Feb 2007
50
20th
Jamie Foxx is impressive. Tom Cruise also does a good job. The film is just...dull.
Rated 23 Feb 2008
80
29th
Cruise did a suprisingly good job, finally settling into his real age.
Rated 11 Nov 2007
80
55th
I'd score this one higher if not for Jamie Foxx. Cruise is actually pretty good here and the cinematography and editing are first-rate.
Rated 19 Mar 2008
80
65th
I like when people die in this movie
Rated 01 Jan 2009
70
80th
tom cruise is an idiot, we all know that, but the movie is actually quite good
Rated 18 Mar 2020
70
56th
Very close to being a successful one-view movie (thrilling the first time, logic falls apart the instant you stop to think about it) - whether it passes the threshold depends on how closely you pay attention. Probably would have been easier to look the other way and get swept up in the action had there been a standout overacting performance (like de Niro/Pacino in Heat).
Rated 26 Jul 2010
65
42nd
Solid thriler with a surprisingly strong performance by Cruise.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
24th
I thought this movie was over the top. I also didn't believe the conceit that this guy accomplished all he did in one evening. Therefore the whole set-up didn't really work for me... HEAT is still the one to see... And, of course, RAY is Jamie's film to see from 2004...
Rated 27 Mar 2012
79
74th
Michael Mann reacts to the 90s action blockbusters with this "post-action" flick, using an HD camera (on its maiden voyage) and documentary techniques to contrast the main character with extraordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, the style brings out the actors' melodramatic mannerisms. Still a beautiful picture of Mann's vision of LA and a gripping story with novel foreshadowing. Cruise shines with an eerily charismatic performance. Most of all, I appreciate a film that doesn't spoon-feed me.
Rated 28 Jun 2008
75
43rd
it was excellent until the ending.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
100
80th
New twist! I like it when Cruise is the bad guy.
Rated 21 Oct 2010
50
7th
Really boring and anti-climatic.
Rated 30 Dec 2015
10
8th
nossa como eu odeio esse tom cruise

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