Collateral [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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There are very few Tom Cruise films that I dislike, so this was a safe gamble for me when I bought it without knowing anything about the film.
Tom Cruise steps out of his usual heroic character and into the shoes of Vincent, a cold and calculating assassin. He gets picked up by Max (Jamie Foxx), a mild mannered taxi Driver and is ferried around from one kill to another, but something goes wrong and Max becomes aware of his passengers true intentions and his connection to the last victim on the hit list.
Almost 10 years old now, but this film still has a lot of appeal and even though you may know the whole plot, it is still a film you can pick up and watch from time to time. So for the current price of 2 GBP it is a sound entertainment investment
I'm a massive fan of the movie - it's probably in my top 5. Yes, the end is odd but that doesn't destroy the rest of it. Michael Manns tour of LA with two great characters who put over some great dialogue.
I don't see much point on dwelling on a movie review so, what's the transfer to BD like? Great! It's a dark film scene wise (it's all at night) so some grain should be expected besides that the rest of the transfer is nice and detailed. The jazz club scene looks amazing. A big leap over my now redundant DVD.
I didn't notice a massive difference in the audio though. Maybe that's because I've been amazed by the audio on War of the Worlds though?
Audio: English DTS-HD Master; French 5.1 DD; German 5.1 DD; Italian 5.1 DD; Spanish 5.1 DD;
Subs: English SDH; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; French; German; Italian; Spanish; Norwegian; Swedish;
Tom Cruise plays Vincent - a thoroughly conspicuous looking character who is in LA for a spot of contract killing. He hires unhappy cabbie Max (Jamie Foxx) for the whole night. Five stops, five kills - all in a night's work.
This arrangement might have worked if Vincent were competent in the least. But he's just terrible. He leaves evidence everywhere, makes moronic mistakes, walks in front of every CCTV camera in LA, leaves fingerprints everywhere, and blabs far too much to Max, who any half-competent assassin would off at the end of the night anyway. Whatever the bad guys are paying him, the paycheck far exceeds the skill. I know the face and name need to sell the movie, but surely you'd remember a suspicious guy who looked like Tom Cruise being at the scene of every murder in LA during the course of one night.
Michael Mann directs the film with amazing skill, brilliantly capturing the multiple looks and feelings of night-time LA. There are many scenes of tangible atmosphere in Collateral, so much so that the film is eerily calming. Using a combination of digital cameras for the car scenes and 35mm (Super35 sadly, not anamorphic) for the interiors there are many gorgeous shots and stunning compositions.Read more ›
Tom Cruise has never been better as the icy psychopath Vincent, and Jamie Foxx proves that he's not only a very funny comedian but an excellent straight actor.
It's rare to get a thriller from Hollywood for adults with grown up people in all the roles. It didn't pull its punches either, and I particularly liked the downbeat ending. Jamie and Jada both looked as if they'd been through a hellish experience by the end. There was no false happy Hollywood ending tacked on to make the audience feel good, which in my view turned an excellent story into a classic. Tom Cruise make more movies like this please!
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