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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Cruise
Jamie Foxx
Mark Ruffalo
Jada Pinkett Smith
Javier Bardem
Directors
Michael Mann
Screenwriters
Frank Darabont
Stuart Beattie
Running Time
120 minutes

Collateral
Michael Mann's tense thriller with Tom Cruise


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Plot
Max (Foxx) is an LA taxi driver who dreams of a better life. Smooth-talking Vincent (Cruise) is in town for one night, with five stops to make. Max agrees to provide the ride, but soon finds that his passenger is an assassin and all the stops are targets...


Verdict
Perhaps the best premise for thrills since Speed, only this time the bad guy's on board and the battle of wits is more philosophical debate than pop quiz. Just like Speed, Collateral loses momentum once the wheels stop turning, but when the view is this good, Mann is one taxi driver who deserves a very big tip.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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