Collaborator Synopsis
A long night unfolds when a loopy neighbor takes a visiting playwright (Martin Donovan) hostage.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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By jtaini
Funny, smart and also some very tense moments. A great look at why you can't go home. A thoughtful tender look at what is truly important in life. Two great performances by Donovan and Morse and...

Magnificent acting

By tashikitten
Martin Donovan has crafted a solid, intimate story. I have no desire to spoil anything, so I'll just focus on the acting, which is magnificent. Donovan has given the showier role to David Morse,...

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Rated NR