Collaborator (2012)

Robert Longfellow (Martin Donovan) is a famous playwright who can't seem to catch a break. His recent Broadway play was met with horrible reviews and an early cancellation, and his marriage is being tested as an old flame (Olivia… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 6, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2014
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Oddly, it's Donovan's performance here that proves the movie's weakest link, though his writing and helming tie for a close second.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Both characters are riveting, and they even manage to earn most of the freight that Donovan loads onto his heavily ironic title.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie's various problems [are] exacerbated by a complete and total absence of suspense or tension.

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Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail

Morse and Donovan hold us rapt in this clearly told tale about identity confusion.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An exceedingly earnest, high-minded hostage drama in which any visceral tension is secondary to topical debates by a captor and his prisoner.

Adam Nayman

A witty and well-paced thriller.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

What really matters is the interplay between two fine actors, the icy Donovan and the fiery Morse.

Andrew Lapin

Writer-director-star Martin Donovan can't connect the dots; the film is a ponderous bore.

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Chelsey Grasso
Paste Magazine

Overall, The Collaborator is the type of film that rewards repeated viewings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Slow moving, but really quite enjoyed this. Interesting story about a writer who returns home to visit his mother after a professional set back. He revisits the… More
Walter M.
After two straight flops on Broadway, playwright Robert Longfellow(Martin Donovan, who also wrote and directed) needs to desperately recharge his batteries.… More
John Ballantine
I had wondered where Martin Donovan had gone after being a staple in so many Hal Hartley films. It turns out that he was preparing to do this act/direct… More