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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…
It's truly incredible how many GREAT movies Tom Cruise has been in. Whether it's a drama like Eyes Wide Shut, or an action movie like Top Gun, and let's not forget a comedic role like Tropic Thunder; he is always in top form. There'e no denying that Tommy C is one of the best actors of all-time. I might not be the biggest fan of the real life Cruise, but as an actor I absolutely love the guy. Collateral is just another great Tommy C movie to add to the ongoing list.
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.…
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.
Michael Mann's gritty crime thriller follows a taxi driver and a hitman around the californian coast of LA In the almost blackness and eerie streets, where Gangsters and criminals are come out to play.
Max is bored and push over cab driver dreaming a life of success in chauffeuring business, but instead it stuck drive folks around Los Angeles. One day seems to begin like any other, pretty average until a well kept suited grey haired man hails him for a fare. He seems friendly and conversational after being dropped off at the his stop he asks Max would be his driver for the rest of the night and even offers double is weekly fair pay. It seems suspicious but…
"No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him."
This is a great movie. Was shot entirely with Sony/Panavision 24p CineAlta HDW-F900 camera, takin the night shot in a whole new level.
The dialogues between Marx and Vincent take the viewer into the film in a very interesting way. It is the first time I really enjoyed a Tom Cruise role.
A brutal and cold look at a bad man. Beautiful lighting and a genuine performance by Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. Ruffalo is underused but oddly slimy (which is a good thing).
Damnit. Damn, damn, damn.
Another case of overhype. It's probably me missing something. I'm not really a thriller type of guy, and that could be it. But I think there's more to it than that, here, because I enjoyed so much of Collateral and then it fell just short of being magnificent.
The premise is outstanding: Cruise is a hitman. He has several targets to hit in one night. Foxx is a cab driver who has been forced into chaperoning Cruise to his targets. Both Foxx and Cruise give outstanding performances. While Foxx gets more recognition here, I found Cruise's performance more noteworthy, simply because he is so different from his usual role, and he pulls it off so well.…
Michael Mann's Collateral was that kind of movie i didn't think i would like. But i did. The movie is filmed magnificently. I especially loved the Taxi scenes. I'm not talking about the scenes in the cab but when it's driving and you get a look of the car from the outside. Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise are both magnificent. I would even consider saying that this is their best work. Although i haven't seen all of their films yet. Collateral is that kind of film that starts slow but ones it get's going it slowly grabs you in. Collateral is a film more people should check out .
Mann's version of Hitchcock is also maybe his best movie. Who notices?
Collateral is a movie that I hadn't heard much about on its release, and it's taken me almost 10 years to actually sit down and watch it... It blipped on my radar when I was trying to tabulate a list of Jason Statham movies that I had and had'nt watched... though he's in this for a very small role.
What I did get when watching this, is something I hadnt expected. I was aware that Tom Cruise was essentially the lead actor in this, with Jamie Foxx as a supporting character, but I had no idea that Michael Mann would take one of the most well know actors in Hollywood, Cruise, and turn him into the bad guy!
Vincent: Get with it. Millions of galaxies of hundreds of millions of stars, in a speck on one in a blink. That's us, lost in space. The cop, you, me... Who notices?
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…