Collateral (2004)

A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed director Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Driven by director Michael Mann's trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

I loved it.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Most of the time we are with Cruise and Foxx, and their interplay is never less than galvanizing.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

The year's best action thriller with excellent performances from its two leads and Mann's brilliant direction making something as pedestrian as a taxi ride a pulse-pounding thrill ride.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Throughout the gruesome cat-and-mouse game being played by Vincent and Max in Collateral, there's something psychologically, dramatically and even sociologically interesting going on.

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Stephanie Zacharek

After that promising start, Collateral ratchets down, gradually, to being only average.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is a tense, first-rate thriller.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If Collateral is all formula, it's polished to a fine sheen.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Mann takes a predictably clichéd, far-fetched crime yarn and transforms it into a fascinating thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
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Lucas Martins
One of the best films by Michael Mann.
Kevin Cookman
A captivating, accelerative, albeit glossily cliched ride through LA after dark. Shout-out to the horrible soundtrack and the awfully boring side characters.
Albert Kim
Super underrated film. In my opinion, Tom Cruise's best performance. Dialogue could use a lot of work and there was pretty bad editing. Tom Cruise carries… More
Dead Angel
I'm definitely not comfortable seeing Tom Cruise in negative character but he was good.
Martin Sahlin
It gave a lot of respect for Jamie Foxx and it was pretty interesting.