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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 promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent (Tom Cruise), offers him several hundred dollars in cash if he'll be willing to drop him off,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I loved it."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Most of the time we are with Cruise and Foxx, and their interplay is never less than galvanizing."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"If anyone is ever to mount an argument for the superiority of video over film, this movie would of necessity be very near to the center of that argument."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Every bit as satisfying as a thriller should be, keeping us hanging at every turn. As the credits roll, we are out of breath."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"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."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"After that promising start, Collateral ratchets down, gradually, to being only average."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A very superior thriller with excellent direction and utterly top-notch performances..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Strong performances and Mann's muscular direction provide plenty of tension, atmosphere and action-packed teeth."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"This is a tense, first-rate thriller."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"If Collateral is all formula, it's polished to a fine sheen."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Mann takes a predictably clichéd, far-fetched crime yarn and transforms it into a fascinating thriller."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Awesome vision and a compellingly villainous Tom Cruise save this cool contemporary noir from its lukewarm patches."
‑ Matthew De Abaitua, Film4
"It's a solid servicable thriller, one that works throughout watching it but not one that stands particularly out from the bunch..."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
More reviews for Collateral on Rotten Tomatoes

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