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.
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!
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.…
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.
This was the Tom Cruise Antihero Movie i wanted to watch. Cruise isn't playing at the same level he was in Vanilla Sky, it's not as challenging a role, but he's still lovely. Ditto Jamie Foxx, though with him i always wonder if i'm overvaluing or undervaluing his acting skills. He and Cruise are both too pretty, too charismatic to seem like they're ever working too hard but Cruise has enough quality performances to've earned my trust.
Actually, maybe i'm smoking something here. Brad Pitt is pretty and charismatic but also obviously a good actor.
The real reason to watch Collateral is Michael Mann. The flick is fucking beautiful throughout. I might be overreaching my critical ability, but i…
"Collateral" is a non-stop thrill ride filled with thrills, clever writing and interesting characters. Not to mention Tom Cruise's amazing portrayal as Vincent, a modern day Terminator. Jamie Foxx gives an awesome performance as well. I would highly recommend this movie.
Michael Mann's ultimate city symphony film, perhaps the most glorious digital rendering of a city to date. While it's true by now Mann has bested the best shots in Collateral (Crockett and Tubbs answering the phone before a violet Miami skyline, that helicopter aerial shot of Hong Kong in Blackhat), it still remains, as a cohesive whole, the most poignant rendering of a city's inhabitants, and more importantly, people in the night. With the flickering, halo-crowned city lights constantly lurking in the background and Mann's beautiful overhead downtown traffic shots, we're constantly reminded of the restless nature in a city that here feels very alive.
Collateral is about routines. It's about the listlessness of routine and the nature of man…
I fucked up my first rating of this one...
Michael Mann haciendo lo que hace mejor, lo cual ya no hace para nada, por cierto. ¿Recuerdan Heat? Muchas veces imitado, nunca repetido. Acá tenemos a Jamie Foxx con su carrera en ascenso y a Tom Cruise probando algo nuevo, ambos acertando en un thriller estupendo que tiene un guion previsible pero igualmente atractivo hasta el final.
loved the part where all the police officers get sexually excited over tom cruise's bullet spray pattern
Collateral is a smart, stylish, character-driven crime thriller from director Michael Mann, with a compelling and intriguing plot, well-written dialogue, smooth camerawork, incredible performances from Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx (both of whom share terrific chemistry with one another), and interesting characters.
Michael Mann's beautiful direction of nighttime Los Angeles and fantastic chemistry between Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx's opposing characters make Collateral an intense crime thriller with plenty of twists and turns to go around.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!