Collateral (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Tom Cruise Vincent
Jamie Foxx Max
Irma P. Hall Ida
Peter Berg Richard Weidner
Bruce McGill Pedrosa
Mark Ruffalo Fanning
Jada Pinkett Smith Annie
Barry Shabaka Henley Daniel
Richard T. Jones Traffic Cop #1
Klea Scott Fed #1
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Michael Mann
Producer Michael Mann; Julie Richardson
Writer Stuart Beattie
Studio Dreamworks; Dreamworks Video
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 0 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Collateral offers a change of pace for Tom Cruise as a ruthless contract killer, but that's just one of many reasons to recommend this well-crafted thriller. It's from Michael Mann, after all, and the director's stellar track record with crime thrillers (Thief, Manhunter, and especially Heat) guarantees a rich combination of intelligent plotting, well-drawn characters, and escalating tension, beginning here when icy hit-man Vincent (Cruise) recruits cab driver Max (Jamie Foxx) to drive him through a nocturnal tour of Los Angeles, during which he will execute five people in a 10-hour spree. While Stuart Beattie's screenplay deftly combines intimate character study with raw bursts of action (in keeping with Mann's directorial trademark), Foxx does the best work of his career to date (between his excellent performance in Ali and his title-role showcase in Ray), and Cruise is fiercely convincing as an ultra-disciplined sociopath. Jada Pinkett-Smith rises above the limitations of a supporting role, and Mann directs with the confidence of a master, turning L.A. into a third major character (much as it was in the Mann-produced TV series Robbery Homicide Division). Collateral is a bit slow at first, but as it develops subtle themes of elusive dreams and lives on the edge, it shifts into overdrive and races, with breathtaking precision, toward a nail-biting climax. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1611
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2/16/06
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Two-Disc Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 678149173420
Chapters
Release Date 12/14/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2