The Tax Collector

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, 17% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A taxing and ill-advised crime drama, The Tax Collector fails to accrue much meaningful interest.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    What possessed Shia LaBeouf to get a massive tattoo for this underachieving gangster film?
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    If one is going to make something this cliché, though, they should at least try to do a good job.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    David's a family man who never asked to play a central role in this story. By the end of "The Tax Collector," it's hard to blame him.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    One of the most atrocious viewing experiences of the year, "The Tax Collector" relies on a trite visual language built on obvious flashbacks and bland imagery that match the unimaginatively dreadful writing where every Latino in sight is a gangster.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    It trots out a lot of posturing and a lot of gang-movie clichés but flails instead of giving us much reason to care.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    We've all seen "The Sopranos," and we won't get fooled again.
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    Rather entertaining...but they didn't deliver backstory for these characters, which would have served the narrative later on...
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    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    I thought this was going to be pretty solid...and after the first twenty minutes, I knew I was trapped. It was weird, knowing the context of Shia and his body tattoo...
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    Rosa ParraShuffle Online
    The quick editing and awkwardly shot angles make this film messy, and it takes away any emotional potential it had. Its one-dimensional villain, Conejo, comes off as a comical caricature that's frustrating to watch.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    It is alright to make a film using a well worn film idea, what is not acceptable is that you do not instill that framework with something extraordinary. Something to separate it from the others.
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