All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
It started like any other night.
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
Michael Mann by this point in his career not only knew exactly how to inject sociological, philosophical and psychological exchanges, explorations and muses into the the sweaty-palm thriller, but how to perfect the latter and swing cleanly and brilliantly in with the former. Collateral finds his best traits in a riveting thrill ride that packs a staggering punch after being witnessed.
On a glance, this is Mann’s love of nocturnal urban twilight played out to its most visually poetic and interesting. The sights and sounds are quiet and lowly buzzing more often than not. The haunting moments in the dazzlement through this pull the audience through this nightmarish experience with a night-shift cabbie making his rounds and being pulled into…
"I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies. Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices. "
Can I just be honest? I don't really know a lot about film. I may talk big about the depths of thematic development or the meaning of cinematic style, but like the rest of us I'm just making it up as I go. But if there's one thing I know for sure about movies it's that I prefer film to digital. I think digital filmmaking is good for little more than lowering costs. I love film stock. Sure, some of that comes…
Mann's MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.
A gripping neo-noir crime thriller with an exciting plot featuring strong performances by both Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise.
I just love how Michael Mann always uses simple dialogues to foreshadow the events that would happen later in his films. Tom Cruise is awesome in this and I think he should seriously play more villains. Jamie Foxx is really impressive too, that scene where he meets Felix in the club caught me completely off guard, instant proof that there is no such thing as an average performance from Foxx.
However, I'm rather displeased with the film's lighting. It's like Mann isn't sure whether he wants the atmosphere to be dark or bright so he decides to settle somewhere in between.…
Its so rare to find a good modern American thriller that's smart and doesn't talk down to its audience. Aside from the last 20 minutes of this movie (which is brilliant) some of the most intense scenes of the film are the conversations between these two men, both of whom are portrayed stunningly. Foxx is great and Cruise gives one the best performances I've ever seen him in. I never thought I'd be scared of him!
Like a light-bulb clashing against the darkness, Michael Mann's Collateral is a battle of seductive forces more than anything else. Almost entirely composed of a mirage of lights combating the textural majesty of the night, the look of Mann's neo-noir is absolutely magnificent. LA comes alive in a way that fully evokes the humanity, depravity, and the alluring quality of one of the most sprawling cities in a state of constant interconnection. Bodies float, almost in a mythic fashion, across the screen like spirits lost among the fading stars.
Only a weak ending puts this down, and until then, It's easily one of Michael Mann's most ravishing and radiant films. The coyote scene will always be one of my favorite moments in all of cinema. I always feel like I'm going to simultaneously combust along with the images in this, mainly because the potency of the colors along with the overall focus adds up to one immaculate stream of imagery.
O filme demora pra emplacar... e não emplaca mesmo.
Roteiro ruim, cenas ruins, cor de cabelo do Cruise tb é ruim. Arranha em metáforas sobre a vida, mas não vale.
Como tem a corridinha clássica e contratual do Tom Cruise, leva uma estrela.
Foxx and Cruise are great together. Enjoyed seeing Cruise play the bad guy for a change and he does it very well indeed. I'd recommend
Collateral is without a doubt one of the best action films to come out in the 21st century. Not only does it feature a stellar cast and crew, but a prominent soundtrack, beautiful cinematography, and a knock out story that is not only unique, but believable and realistic.Tom Cruise delivers one of the best performances of his career, bringing a certain coldness to his character: A man who has no compassion or mercy for human life, making him seemingly robotic and non human. Every move Vincent makes, whether it's holding a gun, or having conversations with Max, he is always in control, aware of his surroundings. Cruise becomes Vincent, the boyish charm hidden by a stony exterior.Which brings us to…
"Yo homie. That my briefcase?"
Collateral is very overlooked and will be a classic in, say, ten years. When a movie drags you into its realm and makes you believe that this is actually real life, it is something special; and Michael Mann does that here with his best film to date. I'm not sure if he can ever top this master class work.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
this is a well paced cool action film that is ultimately fairly hamfisted. some super cheesy scenes yet still gripping?
i would not recommend this film over many other great films.but if it was showing at the cinemas i would. if that means anything to you.
tom cruise is pretty sick in general,
denzel washington(wtf idk how to spell it) not so much.
mark ruffalo dies. which is a positive.
such an amazing metaphor:
The guy who is in a grey suit with a grey beard and grey hair who is hunting people. As an audience member i really appreciated a random scene with a grey wolf running across the street , i needed that otherwise i wouldnt see how clever the film actually was. (like wow really, sif that actually was put into the film)
Doesn't hold up as well on a second viewing. Great night shots, and one or two cool shootouts.
While it manages to be intense and engaging, I felt some dragged out bits near the end, and some stuff that became far fetched when it really didn't need to be. It's still a great film, with some awesome performances from Cruise and Foxx. Hard to believe Sandler was almost going to play the cab driver..
Okay, look, here's the deal. Man, you were gonna drive me around tonight, never be the wiser, but El Gordo got in front of a window, did his high dive, we're into Plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment, Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.
Tom Cruise plays a surprisingly complex hit-man that makes a random cabbie's night very interesting.
Spannend von Anfang bis Ende ... und gute Charakterentwicklung des Taxifahrers.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!