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Review: Collateral

January 08, 2005 at 12:44 PM
Collateral starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx

Collateral was better than I thought it would be. I had my doubts about whether they could keep the plot going for the entire movie, but they manage to do it pretty well. Fortunately they actually kept the it reasonable that the cab driver didn't just drive off and leave the hitman.

Jamie Foxx is the best character in the movie, Tom Cruise is more of an accessory. The main plot revolves around Cruise forcing the cab driver Foxx to drive him around while he murders prosecution witnesses for some drug lord.

The action is decent but not central to the movie, as the interaction between the two men and their relationship is what really stands out. Almost the entire movie revolves around them, it really is a two man show. Both do a good job and their acting really carries this movie. Through their conversations and arguments Foxx's character starts to actually become the person he always says he is. He's really come a long way as an actor from In Living Color and The Jamie Foxx Show.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Well acted and written, Collateral was entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable. It has some poorly thought out moments (one of which is unfortunately right at the end), but overall is a good thriller that Cruise and Foxx fans will definitely enjoy.

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