70

Variety

With both feet planted firmly on the sticky accelerator of the torture-porn vehicle, The Collector is a surprisingly stylish and confident high-concept thriller.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Making his directorial debut, Dunstan displays a knack for building suspense. And yet, weirdly, amidst all the requisite blood spray, one senses a reluctance on the filmmaker’s part to linger lovingly over the pierced skins and protruding entrails of the killer’s various victims.
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50

Film Threat

By Stina Chyn
The Collector’s destructive behavior enters the realm of the ridiculous before it ever touches the land of evil-badassness.
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50

Los Angeles Times

Either you go for this sort of extreme, senseless gore or you don't. With its plot and lead performance, The Collector is, at least, an unusual specimen.
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30

Chicago Reader

As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked Collector in a maze of lethal invention--the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg--while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The Collector feels like the final, welcome nail in the bizarrely popular torture-porn coffin.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The result is a sub-"Saw" knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.
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20

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
In the absence of a sturdy, plausible foundation on which to hook all those grisly bits, the film, originally a Dimension release, tends to play out more like a protracted "Saw" outtake reel.
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20

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Offers agony in a vacuum, a villain without a motive and a hero with more personal problems than lines of dialogue.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Another helping of egregious slicing and slashing.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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