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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…
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.
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.…
How many films has Tom Cruise been in where he's played a proper baddie?Apart from his turn as vampire Lestat in Interview With The Vampire and his hothead army cadet in TAPS, his forte has been as either hero or heartthrob, sometimes both. His chilling performance in Michael Mann's stunningly crafted thriller Collateral however was a real change for an actor who hasn't seemed to age since the mid-nineties.
Michael Mann makes cool films. They are always aesthetically pleasing on the senses, with not only great visuals but more often than not a soundtrack that heightens the experience. Collateral has all that and much more. With Tom Cruise playing an ice-cold hit-man executing federal witnesses for a drug cartel, this…
Director Michael Mann does one thing very well: make a good crime film. Especially “Heat”, with Al Pacino versus Robert De Niro, really impressed the audience. “Collateral” has also been made very well.
“Collateral” is set in Los Angeles by night. When cab driver Max picks up Vincent, he doesn’t realize it’s going to be the longest night of his life. When Vincent kills a man, Max is forced to drive him around Los Angeles. When the movie is filled with action, the movie also focusses a little bit on both Max and Vincent. Even though the two men aren’t best friends, they manage to hit each other’s soft spot.
Tom Cruise really impresses. We are used to seeing him…
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 Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
It is certainly refreshing to see Cruise in such a different role,Cruise gives a dynamic performance as the cold-blooded killer and Foxx performance also was remarkable.The dialogue between Cruise and foxx is brilliant. A well crafted screenplay with neat direction. Worth your time..!!
It's worth a watch, but nothing more. Pretty strong moral theme of taking your life in your own hands, unfortunately character of Foxx gets it in last 20 minutes of the movie that are full of tension, dynamic and unpredictability. Everything that happened before - quite boring conversations in taxi with rare shootouts.
It's atmospheric movie, with a good portray of a hitman. The story tho is really weak. Many moments are simply retarded (why didn't taxi driver ran away considering the amount of possibilities he had and whole subplot with police are good examples). It's not a typical action flick but as a thriller it isn't good too. Everything up to last 20 minutes could be removed and nothing…
Wanted to re-watch this, as I remember it being a lot of fun. Also I think it's the best Tom Cruise film I've seen other than Edge of Tomorrow. I actually think it might make a good double feature with John Wick.
It's still pretty fun, it also makes great use of Tom Cruise's intense ticks, again like Edge of Tomorrow.
Basically add to a list of films where Tom Cruise is perfectly cast.
"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?"
yeah, this is probably one of the best movies ever made. not gonna lie. it's right up there with HEAT for me. COLLATERAL combines well-written dialogue exchanges and characters with thrilling action and tension. it's a fucking masterpiece. night-time Los Angeles looks wicked. the entire thing is shot beautifully, all of it. the scoring and soundtrack are delicious. the moment where Audioslave's "Shadow on the Sun" begins to play gives me chills every goddamn time. the acting is superb. from the instant Cruise walks on the screen, you are…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Though not without merit through technical and acting criteria, Collateral 's script is far too rugged to maintain my interest. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm nit-picking plot holes (a cheap form of film criticism), but here are some of my quibbles with the script:
The entire climax hinges on your ability to accept a heavily contrived coincidence. Annie, Vincent's final target, just conveniently happens to be Max's customer from early that night (who he happened to strike up a very affable connection with). More time should've been devoted to making this seem natural, and not just a plot device weren't meant to blindly accept, simply because we're watching a movie.
Then there's the scene, after the car crash,…
A dark version of tom cruise is welcome imo, he can play the villain in this michael Mann thriller very well, he is too fast for the camera, meaning his hand movements with a handgun are quite unique. Jaime Foxx is well no mean harm taxi driver who I though was a decent role for him and he carried it well.
Great slick action thriller from Michael Mann, featuring great juxtaposition as Tom Cruise as a villain, Cruise kills it in the role and the film is a blast to watch.
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