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Collateral

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2004
  • Michael Mann
  • 114 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action crime thriller from the director of Heat, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. Suave hitman Vincent hijacks taxi driver Max and forces him to stop at a variety of locations in Los Angeles where he carries out his gruesome business. Realising that his unwilling participation will end with his demise, Max looks for means of escape.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Tom Cruise puts away his trademark toothsome grin to play a cold-blooded hitman in this edgy thriller from director Michael Mann. After hijacking a taxi and its driver, Cruise embarks on a series of ruthlessly efficient assassinations across night-time LA while the hapless cabbie (Jamie Foxx) tries to work out ways to escape. Meanwhile, LA cops and the FBI are closing in. Cruise, sporting steel-grey hair, is well cast against type and is surprisingly effective as the killer, but it's Mann's astonishing style that really marks the film out. Shot on a mixture of film and digital video, the night-time lights of LA look alternately moody, surreal and dangerous. In fact, if the film has a problem, it's that the style occasionally becomes oppressive and threatens to overwhelm the serviceable but slender plot.

Credits

Cast

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VincentTom Cruise
Max DurocherJamie Foxx
AnnieJada Pinkett Smith
FanningMark Ruffalo
Richard WeidnerPeter Berg
PedrosaBruce McGill
IdaIrma P Hall
DanielBarry "Shabaka" Henley
Traffic cop number 1Richard T Jones
Fed number 1Klea Scott
Young professional manBodhi Elfman
Young professional womanDebi Mazar
FelixJavier Bardem
Airport manJason Statham

Crew

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DirectorMichael Mann

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2004-09-17
Languages
English | Korean | French | Spanish
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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