By Michelle Orange
The writing is relaxed in the right places and heightened to a largely effective degree when it counts.
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New York Post

Both characters are riveting, and they even manage to earn most of the freight that Donovan loads onto his heavily ironic title.
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Village Voice

On one level, it's a dark, funny tragedy, but it's also Donovan's thesis on his own craft.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Donovan, acting with ironic reserve, hands the movie to Morse, who makes his character the kind of crank you can care about just because he's so abysmally lost.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Morse and Donovan hold us rapt in this clearly told tale about identity confusion.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Hartley fans will certainly see his influence, especially in dialogue and movement that are so precise as to feel choreographed.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Both Robert and Gus seem defined purely by their eccentric speech patterns, and it takes a while for the duo to register as anything other than acting-exercise conceits. But once the story takes a defiantly odd turn into thriller territory (really an excuse to hole up two talented thespians in a single location), the affected nature of the performances becomes a virtue.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Collaborator has the tone and structure of an extended one-act play. Its uniformly wooden dialogue lends it the stage-bound feel of a tortured writing exercise.
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Slant Magazine

The banter is playful and brazenly self-aware, but the ideas are a bit stale and don't lead anywhere emotionally substantial or narratively spontaneous.
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56 out of 100
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