Collateral (2004) (RR)

Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Stuart Beattie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more.

Review requested by Austin Forcier!

The Intro:
Another request coming at yaaaa!!!! My man Austin hit me with a second one in the form of “Collateral” starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx. The 2004 pulse-pounding thriller is highly revered, but is yet another I’ve never gotten around to… until now. 👀

IMDb Summary:
“A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.”

The Oberrating:
Hey, my man Austin is batting a thousand with his two requests. First “Heat” and now “Collateral.” The high octane action flicks are coming hard, and I hate myself for missing out on these until now. Once “Collateral” kicked up the speed, it was practically all systems go until the very end. I loved just about every minute of it, and I’ve caught myself thinking back on the movie on many occasions since my watch.

First off, does Tom Cruise have a clause in his present day contracts that he can no longer be a villain? Cause if so, I want to revoke it. This man is straight up cold. A cold-blooded killer. He brings his top-tier acting to a villain role, and man, Cruise kills it. Then, to counter the villainy, we have the innocent taxi driver in the wrong place at the wrong time, Jamie Foxx. Jamie plays the innocent good guy just right, but as always, he brings his unique flair to his performance. Combine Foxx’s performance with Cruise’s talents, we get a truly electric combination.

The Wrap-Up:
If you’re a fan of Cruise and Foxx then you’re probably better than me and have seen this movie already. If you’re a fake movie fanatic and let this movie slip your watch despite loving Cruise and Foxx, then you’re just like me and will absolutely love giving this a first watch, then the eventual 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on. Currently on HBOMax, plug this in and enjoy.

Rating: 4/5


Edited by Erica McNatt

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