Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 116 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directors: Tom Ford
Writers: Tom Ford, Austin Wright
Casts: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen, India Menuez, Imogen Waterhouse, Franco Vega
IMDB: Collide (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
The A.V. Club -
Like a distracted driver constantly missing his highway exit, Collide keeps passing on opportunities for action in favor of patience-straining exposition.
The Hollywood Reporter -
The dark humor feels forced and artificial, especially when tied to the utterly ludicrous plot machinations
Los Angeles Times -
The action sequences are strong, with spectacular crashes and explosions, dynamic camera moves and tight cuts that at times give the film an appealing breathlessness. But the cast takes a too-lax approach to this material.
Hand-in-hand with its bleeding-heart nature, Collide has the ballsy idea of making a serious action movie about a fool in love, but that just becomes one of its many bungled stunts.
To pay for his girlfriend's (Jones) medical emergency while abroad, Casey (Hoult) schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster (Kingsley). After a failed attempt, he embarks across Europe on an action-packed chase in a race against time to save his girlfriend's life from being taken by an evil druglord (Hopkins).