#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This action thriller follows LA cabbie Max Durocher, the type of person who can wax poetic about other people’s lives, which impresses U.S. Justice Department prosecutor Annie Farrell, one of his fares, so much that she gives him her telephone number at the end of her ride. Although a dedicated man as seen through the efficiency in which he does his work, he can’t or won’t translate that eloquence into a better life for himself. He deludes himself into believing that his now twelve year cabbie job is temporary and that someday he will own his own limousine service. He even lies to his hospitalized mother that he already owns one, with a further lie that he tells her as such primarily to make her happy, rather than the truth which is that he won’t do anything to achieve that dream. One night, Max picks up a well dressed man named Vincent, who asks Max to be his only fare for the evening. For a flat fee of $600, plus an extra $100 if he gets to the airport on time – Vincent wants Max to drive him to five stops that evening. Max somewhat reluctantly agrees. Max learns the hard way at their first stop when a body falls from a third story apartment window and lands dead on top of his cab that Vincent is a contract hit man. Vincent’s main goal, as per his current contract, is to kill five people, one at each of the stops, but he will not let others get in the way of that goal, even if it means killing them, including Max. As Vincent forces Max to continue driving him for the evening, Max tries slyly at every turn to take back control of his life from Vincent, especially when Max learns of one of the names on Vincent’s hit list. Meanwhile, LAPD narcotics detective, Ray Fanning, and ultimately the FBI get involved when Vincent’s first victim is associated with a case in which Ray is working undercover. Ray is able to piece together information which makes him hot on Max and Vincent’s tail.
Plot: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
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Pretty good for a Tom Cruise led movie, but he’s still bloody playing Tom Cruise. Just Tom Cruise with even stupider hair.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Well made thriller with Cruise turning one of his better performances (argument could be made deserved an Oscar nod), same with Jamie Foxx. A bit preposterous at times and some convenient moments (like when the cops let them go), but still entertaining and engaging until the very end. **4.25/5**
A Coyote and a Shepherd
Michael Mann’s, “Collateral,” is similar in many ways to his crime classic, “Heat.” “Heat” is a much better film overall because of the way Mann handles his two leads. Pacino and De Niro play the cop versus the bad guy. That’s a great character study of a protagonist and an antagonist. He sets both men on opposite sides of the law and shows how similar they are and how different they are, and one wonders if their up bringing influenced their career paths. They both look and act as if they could switch places and be great at each others jobs. Mann keeps the two titans separated for the majority of the film with only two scenes shared together. “Collateral” brings these two guys, one good and one bad, together from the get- go. This is the driving force of the film and this is a necessity, but it also brings in several plot devices, coincidences, and moments were you might find yourself baffled by some of the reckless or stupid decisions made. Some audiences members will be tested to look past those moments for the moments of suspense, thrills and symbolism.
Mann always does a great job of getting exceptional performances from multiple actors in his films and here is no different. Tom Cruise gives a nomination worthy performance. Mark Ruffalo gives the best performance of his less-than-stellar career. Javier Bardem has one scene and he hits it out of the park. Jamie Foxx is a personal favorite of Mann’s, but he was miscast for this role. He was average in this role, and in order to make him look the part, they stuck some nerdy glasses on his face, and poof… he’s a cab driver. Didn’t quite work. He has his moments, but when he’s on screen, Tom Cruise is on screen; Javier Bardem is on screen, and those two just hit their performances out of the park and he becomes a body taking up space. Cruise is excellent and surprisingly intense. Michael Mann seems to make films with great dialogue, but its the moments where he goes in close and uses extended shots of his actors eyes as they witness something powerful. Mann will set a scene in the quite or with growing background music, and let the actors emotions pour through their eyes and not a word will be said. The moment in “Collateral” comes when two coyotes run across the street. Vincent (Cruise) just gets done telling Max (Foxx) how his father died and how he would be beat him after he got drunk. This scene signifies Vincent’s loneliness and the coyotes that travel in pairs hunt for other beings. Vincent is the coyote and he’s looking for a partner to hunt to with. Since he has no one, he uses cab driver’s. He attempts to connect with Max and profess his ideals on life, which changes Max’ outlook on life. This is the changing moment of the film. This scene will lead to Max’ change. He will then become the shepherd.
Even though Mann uses plot devices and relies on coincidences, its the moments of symbolism and suspense and the thrilling nature of man hunting man that spark some moments that will make you think, or put you on the edge of your seat. Mann does an incredible job of building suspense. He does a great job of developing his characters. “Collateral” offers up some humor; some great acting; a great thriller, and a great lead performance. This is a flawed film and relies on things that can throw reality out of the window, which lessens Mann’s direction, but his film accomplishes what it sets out to do. It’s an exceptional film that gets better upon repeat viewings.
One Of The Best Crime Thrillers Of All-Time
Collateral is a crime thriller film that stars Tom Cruise,Jamie Foxx,Jada Pinkett Smith and Mark Ruffalo.The movie is about a cab driver,Max.He finds himself on the hostage of a cold-blooded and charming contract killer,Vincent,who makes his rounds of killing during the driver’s shift in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.It was directed by Michael Mann.
Nightshift cab driver Max Durocher,Jamie Foxx in an Oscar nominated role, drives U.S. Justice Department prosecutor Annie Farrell,played excellently by Jada Pinkett Smith.She goes to her office to spend a night preparing for a pending federal grand jury drug indictment case convening the following day. Annie has an instant attraction to Max that makes her leave her business card as he drops her off her office building. Vincent,Tom Cruise in one of his best roles in his highly successful movie career,is a contract killer that hails the Max’s cab next, explaining he is in town for one night closing a real estate deal.He bribes him with US$600 to chauffeur him to his five appointments. As Max waits at the first stop, Vincent enters an apartment complex and shoots Ramone Ayala and unexpectedly falls out of the window.The victim falls directly onto the cab, forcing Vincent to reveal himself as a killer to Max.He,then coerces him to hide the body in the trunk and continue with their arrangement through the night.Thus begins the adventure and unlikely relationship between Vincent and Max.
This is one of the best crime thrillers I have ever seen.Stuart Beattie’s screenplay is realistic and just far from being an ordinary thriller that was far from predictable from beginning to end. The characters are portrayed with honesty especially Vincent and Max.It is noteworthy that Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx has excellent chemistry.Also commendable is the superb direction of Michael Mann.
Overall,the movie is highly recommended and deserves a 10/10 rating for people who not only loves crime thrillers but great movies as well.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Michael Mann
Writer Stuart Beattie
Actors Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 22 wins & 73 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses, Sony CineAlta HDW-F900, Zeiss DigiPrime Lenses, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera, Zeiss DigiPrime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,287 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 500T 5279), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)