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
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Critic Score: 12% 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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Sarah Ward
Concrete Playground

It's pretty hard to be overcome with emotion when you're groaning at each calculated, predictable and downright unpleasant turn.

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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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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

Somewhere in a forest, a maple tree wants all its sap back.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

already groaning under a surfeit of sentimentality, Collateral Beauty could shed some of its syrup to achieve bigger, deeper impact. It also overloads on death

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James Berardinelli

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

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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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Nick Dent
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

It's not a complete disaster. If you're up for a good cry and don't mind a bit of simplistic lecturing on how to cope with loss in this big, bad, old world, then you could do worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
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
Philip Price
Will Smith is the people's actor. He is a presence that radiates the kind of everyman persona that the actual everyman would like to envision themselves… More
Nate Zoebl
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K Nife Churchkey
And the award for worst movie name of the year goes to "Collateral Beauty". With a title like that, the critical backlash is completely… More