The Collector (The Butterfly Collector)
The Collector (The Butterfly Collector) (1965)

John Fowles's novel The Collector was written in the form of a dual diary, one kept by a kidnapper, the other by his victim. The film is told almost exclusively from the point of view of the former, a nerdish British bank clerk named… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

William Wyler received his twelfth (and last) Oscar nomination for directing this tense, well-acted adapation of John Fowler's novel, starring Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.

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Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Stamp was beautiful to behold.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Wyler's skill with performances makes the film constantly riveting.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Creepy, unsettling thriller from the great William Wyler.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

A must-see classic.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Eerie 60s class-consciousness thriller that features Stamp and Eggar in top form.


Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
You could call this a love story if you wanted to, but it doesn't quite describe William Wyler's 1965 psychological thriller The Collector. It's… More
Wahida K
You won't dare open your mouth, but you'll be screaming for her to escape! And the weird thing the Idea fascinated me.
jay nixon
Sad and creepy but still very watchable thanks to the usual excellent direction of William Wyler and the accomplished playing of Samantha Eggar and especially… More
Robert C
A really solid thriller. No gore needed, just tense dialog solidly acted. The slightly claustrophobic setting really serves to heighten the tension.… More
Jennifer Xu
Eh, the book was much creepier.
Red Lats
The premise of the movie is that Freddie who a klutz and has no social capabilities kidnaps a pretty girl with the idea that he can make her fall in love with… More