Collateral Beauty
Collateral Beauty (2016)

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 16, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-meaning but fundamentally flawed, Collateral Beauty aims for uplift but collapses in unintentional hilarity.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

It's transparently cynical, with no apparent endgame in mind other than simple profit. That it's able to waste such a fleet of capable actors and such elegant cinematography in the process is its main achievement.

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Emily Yoshida
New York Magazine/Vulture

The cast feels checked out: Winslet and Norton, two attractive and charismatic performers, have never looked more painted and tired.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

Maybe this demented set-up would have worked if Collateral were a pitch-dark comedy and, I dunno, there was some tiny element of entertainment to be found depicting the harassment of a grieving parent.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The failure of "Collateral Beauty" is all the more grievous for the waste of its superb actors.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

A holiday movie with Hallmark Channel DNA that should star Jaleel White and Judith Light but somehow snagged a top-line cast that includes Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

This absurdly drippy fable makes about as much sense as its daft title.

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James Berardinelli

If there's one constant about Collateral Beauty, it's how consistently it disappoints.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Loeb, the man behind more than one Kevin James vehicle, attempts Christmastime magic à la Miracle on 34th Street, but ends up conjuring Maudlin on Madison Avenue instead.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies is one of the worst movies that I've seen this year...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Everyone shows up to work on this floundered hope of a film ( ironically meant to foster hope ), that actually fails from the very beginning, from the first… More
Nate Zoebl
Trauma and grief are common colors in the palette of screenwriting. Wounded men and women overcoming loss and sorrow allow us all an opportunity to learn and… More
KJ Proulx
Although January has been known to be the dumping ground for films that studios don't believe in, December has also become that month as well. Yes,… More
Dann Michalski
A touching, yet somewhat confusing character drama, Collateral Beauty is a compelling film about love and reconciliation. To save their firm from collapsing… More
Film Crazy
Ultimately this movie offers little surprises, but it's pretentiousness and feel good vibe might be enough to sway you into enjoying this A lister and… More
Jacob Smith
Collateral Beauty is a damn fine film that I wouldn't be surprised to see get award recognition in the coming weeks. Will Smith and the ensemble cast play… More