The Collector
The Collector (2009)

After a stint in prison, Arkin (Josh Stewart) finds employment as a handyman. But Arkin decides to rob his boss in order to repay his ex-wife (Daniella Alonso). Venturing to his employer's remote country house to make the heist, he soon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.

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David Fear
Time Out

This is the sort of cheap bilking that separates completists from masochists; the brief suffering onscreen is nothing compared with the agony scary-movie buffs will feel after being so thoroughly cheated.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

If you didn't already know The Collector was written by two Saw franchise hacks, and directed by one of them, it would soon become as obvious as a fish hook to the face.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre.

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Simon Foster
Screen-Space

The Collector has a strong co-lead in Josh Stewart; empathy for this wayward character and a depth that some deftly-handled backstory provides is very welcome.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

One trap leaves a woman impaled on a movie screen, producing an image that succinctly if literally sums up a genre's cynicism.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
One of the most insanely creepy and nerve-frying horror films I have ever seen. A stylish, terrifying and wickedly ingenious thriller. It unfolds with big… More
Josh Lewis
An incredibly gory horror movie that puts Saw to shame in that particular category. I never flinched while watching those films, but this one got to me several… More
Cynthia S.
Lots of gore. Lots of torture. Sick sick sick....but entertaining at the same time, if you like that kind of stuff. Really bad ending, though. UNTIL I saw The… More
Eugene Bernabe
It may live up to its pervasive and grotesque spectacle to stun horror/gore fans, but the film's predictability and misguided plot makes this… More
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Alex roy
The Collector is one messed up horror film. The film makes Saw look like a Disney film. Almost. This horror effort is a new breed of the "torture… More