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Thursday, February 18, 2010

[4.50/10] The Collector (2009)

The Collector (2009)

Short review: "The Collectors" is something in the lines of the "Saw" series, a maniac serial killer picks random people to kill them in the most gruesome way possible. The exception is that 'the collector' walks in to peoples houses and sets up sadistic traps and lock them in so they have no way of escaping, furthermore the killer from what we are told throughout the movie has no motivation - just the plainest and simplest display of sadism. There is no connection to any of the characters whatsoever, it is like if the script was written after the writers came up with the bloodiest murders they could think of and just writing whatever to come up to that point in the movie. The acting was sub-par, especially from the leading hero. He was as dry as unbuttered toast and I found myself not being able to care less if he lived or died. Even though film's beginning is promising, "The Collectors" quickly becomes lazy and repetitive - get chased by killer, walk into new trap, find a way out, repeat. There is some nice tension, and some squirm-inducing torture, but the film essentially adds nothing new to the torture porn genre.

  • My Rating: 4.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 25% (4.0/10)
  • IMDb: 6.2/10

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