90

Wall Street Journal

Hugely entertaining thriller.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No crime film in years boasts a cooler vibe than Michael Mann's dazzling Collateral.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Shake it all up and you get Collateral, a movie with only one conceivable flaw: its disinclination to break new ground, though no one held that against "The Fugitive" more than a decade of Augusts ago.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a rare thriller that's as much character study as sound and fury.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Michael Mann's tensely funny and alive Los Angeles night-world thriller, is, in its own twisty way, a very high-stakes buddy movie, yet it doesn't look like one, because it leaps off from a situation more jangled and threatening than we're used to.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The whole movie is something of a joke, a feature-length prank that mixes stark violence and shock humor in the mold of Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." Though it is a far less ambitious entertainment than Tarantino's masterpiece, it has its moments.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Foxx makes what he does look effortless. He's the reason to see Collateral, as he walks into the frame and walks off with the picture.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Collateral is a good idea for a movie, backed up by expert execution... It's straight-up entertainment, not something to see and then talk about a month later, but definitely something to enjoy.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie never really gets below that surface. It sticks to the mean streets of Los Angeles without much introspection or analysis. But those surfaces are slick and beguiling.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Preposterous without being much fun about it. That's a shame: How often do you get to see Cruise play a professional assassin with Bill Clinton's hair?
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71 out of 100
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