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Collateral 2004

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Epic!! one of the best movies in recent years i loved this & own the bluray.

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Unexpectedly good. Both Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx give some solid performances. The plot is simple but it's very well done and engaging. The subway train scene is my favorite, I loved every second of it.

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"A guy gets on the MTA here L.A. and dies. Think anybody'll notice?"

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Movies are always better when Tom Cruise runs in them.

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Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx best movie ever.

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Collateral 2004

This is quite watchable and I think the two main actors are doing well, with the killer being especially bad ass.
I felt the female cast was pretty weak in performance, and the character both forgettable and just artificially made important emotionally.

Maybe it is more important to note what the movie lacks rather than what he has:

The whole investigation plot did stop suddenly, with no meaningful outcome either. It really let's one wonder: Why does it even exist? Or did they plan more of it and scrap other huge parts of it?
On a personal note, after the Max, the driver, made a very self-believing bet at the start of the movie, one might assume as I did it would be either a major repeating theme throughout the movie or would happen at an important show-down moment: Will you let me go if I win this, and if I loose you can kill us both? Neither did happen, and it was only used a single other time, but pretty irrelevant even.

You can still find quite some enjoyment in this movie, however.

Rating: 7/10

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Collateral might actually be my favorite movie from Michael Mann. Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx both gave great and unforgettable performance in this movie. The fact that Tom Cruise is playing a villain was so brilliant and payed off excellently well, and that was pulled off by the writing, the directing, and Cruise himself.

Michael Mann has a beautiful and yet stunning vision of LA nights that got me this warm feeling inside of me with this open world feel to it and the amazing cinematography that got me so awe-stuck. A lot of people say 'Heat' is they favorite Michael Mann movie and while I do like that movie, but I got to say that I enjoyed and loved Collateral a little more.

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It's almost impossible not to compare any Michael Mann film to Heat, one which most people will regard as his masterpiece and a landmark in action cinema, though I personally think The Insider is equally brilliant.

Collateral is probably his fourth best film behind Heat, The Insider, and Last of the Mohicans – it's a brilliant high concept film (a hitman hires a cab driver to help him kill five witnesses in an upcoming court case) and fascinating character study of both the protagonist and antagonist, with taxi driver Max and hitman Vincent being interesting and engaging characters, and the relationship between them is a main reason why this film works so well.

I think it's a visually stylish movie with a great soundtrack, with a perfect use of Audioslave's Shadow of the Sun, and the performances from Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx are both extremely good, with supporting roles from Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Javier Bardem all noteworthy. It's been a long time since I saw this and had forgotten how much I like and admire it.

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I just rewatched this and the fact that it still holds up as one of the greatest thrillers of the post millennium era is a testament to its greatness.
Easily Manns best work and Cruise and Foxx really shines throughout.

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An excellent movie. Michael Mann does character tension excellently. Jamie Foxx was excellent, and Tom Cruise was an unexpected delight. On subsequent viewings it's still a very strong very comprehensive film filled with characters that we don't really know that well but we do empathize with. I dont' really feel like I know Max but I do feel like I understand every thing he does. Not a lot of stupid decisions here.

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I've always been down on this movie because I remember watching it in theaters and not being a huge fan. I revisited it now because I'm trying to get the most out of this one week trial on Cinemax and I was pleasantly surprised to like it.....just a little bit more than I did initially. Cruise is my boy, and he's great....but it was hard for me to wrap around what a terrible hitman he is. I know we have to just accept it because hey it's a movie. I can usually do that...but I couldn't get past the fact tht if he's this superhero hitman, why wouldn't he switch cars once the cops clocked their broken window, why wouldn't he just shoot Max, etc etc. But if you can get past that, it's a good thriller. Also it's weird because there are two people in this movie (Foxx and Bardem) that would go on to date or marry two of Cruise's exes (Holmes and Cruz). Also, speaking of Bardem, dude is wayyyyy sexier as an older man today. Like, way sexier!

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Great movie. I like how Max, near the end of the movie, said two of the things Vincent said in the taxi at the beginning of the movie. Same with how Vincent's last words was also something he said to Max in the taxi. It's the little details that count.

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Collateral

I was quite surprised by this one.
Some fantastic action scenes and gun play.
I quite enjoyed the camera work and set/scene design.
Plot was intriguing and some unseen twists.
Acting was good, although a little stiff.

8/10

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Awesome thriller. Cruise and Foxx are great in it, which is perfectly complemented by Mann's gritty style. These are very human and believable characters and when they collide the result is dynamite. This is one of Mann's best movies.

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Michael Mann's best next to Heat, Thief and the Last of the Mohicans. But come on the end gets silly. A taxi driver a better shot than a trained killer ? Otherwise the film is almost solid.

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Sehr beeindruckender Film!
Hat mich zum nachdenken gebracht!

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Great movie with both Cruise and Foxx delivering solid performances.

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Cool and quite interesting, underrated! :)

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