Collateral Damage
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This action-adventure, that features a terrorist plot from The Fugitive (1993), saw its October 2001 release date moved back four months as a result of real-life terrorist attacks on the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Gordon Brewer, a Los Angeles firefighter who witnesses the deaths of his wife and child, innocent victims of a terrorist attack on a motorcade carrying Colombian dignitaries. Responsibility for the deadly explosion belongs to Claudio "The Wolf" Perrini (Cliff Curtis), a terrorist and rebel in Colombia's decade-long civil war. When times passes with no… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

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"The film's less knee-jerk than it could have been."
‑ , Time Out
"Ugly, predictable and dumb as dirt."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Schwarzenegger in very violent vigilante film."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"I was thrown for a loop at how good this movie was and guys will love it."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The plot is laughably bad, and the action not much better."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"It will be remembered less for its generic content than for the real-life events that give it an eerie resonance."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A stinker."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Straining every muscle not to offend, Collateral Damage counts basic coherence among its own casualties. But it's crystal clear on one point: Taking mercy on the "enemy," women and children included, is for wimps."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"...the studio didn't make it for any particular political purpose; it's basically just a stock, action-revenge flick, typical of Big Arnold."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Diverting popcorn entertainment."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"A pretty decent action picture."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"Schwarzenegger tries hard to act but in the end the foolishness of the thriller formula becomes ridiculous."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Schwarzenegger's Brewer remarks, 'If I don't do it, it seems no one else will,' but that's a lousy excuse for...a multi-million dollar mistake like this one. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A competent Schwarzenegger action movie that will appeal to the nostalgic."
‑ , Film4
"Judged purely as a piece of escapist popcorn fun, Collateral Damage only barely passes muster."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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