The Collector

2009

Action / Horror / Thriller

178
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 30%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 49460

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Madeline Zima as Jill Chase
Andrea Roth as Victoria Chase
Josh Stewart as Arkin
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1hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by aprilataylor 9 / 10

The movie hard core horror fans have been waiting for

If you're tired of all of the watered down PG-13 so-called "horror" movies of late and if the thought of sitting through one more remake (or "re-imagining" as the studios have dubbed them) makes you want to tear your hair out then The Collector will be a welcome respite. Yes, there are similarities to Saw and Hostel and yes some will deride this flick as being nothing more than the latest entry into the "torture porn" genre but if you're a horror fan and you let those things deter you from experiencing this film on the big screen then you're going to miss out on a truly enjoyable evening at the movies.

Full disclosure: I LOVED the original Saw and have at least liked all of the sequels. I wasn't a big fan of the original Hostel and there have been several other so-called "torture" flicks that have elicited no response from me other than a big yawn. The writers/directors of The Collector were involved in the creation of Saw 4-6 but I think that they've done a much better job with this movie.

Don't go into this flick expecting a complete retread of Saw because you're not going to get it. Sure, there's a killer who utilizes a form of traps to kill people but his methods are different. First off, he gets his own hands dirty, unlike Jigsaw, who sits back and watches from a distance. Second, redemption apparently doesn't matter to him. The major difference between The Collector and Jigsaw is that Jigsaw gives people a chance to save themselves. The Collector doesn't want you to live... unless you're the one that he's chosen to collect (see tag line, "He always takes one").

This film has a basic plot but it's in its simplicity that it excels. There are no convoluted layers to see past (or to laugh at, as is so often the case) and the basic setup doesn't try to be anything fancy. You'll learn everything that you need to know about the main characters within the first 15 minutes and then you can just sit back and watch everything unfold.

The camera work is excellent and the film comes across as extremely dark, discordant and claustrophobic. The soundtrack is perfectly in tune with the feel of the movie and really heightens the timing of each of the scares.

By now I'm sure that you've heard that the film is very bloody and that's an understatement. There is nothing contained within the trailers that will prepare you for what you're going to see on the big screen. The film made everyone in the audience be they young, old, male or female, gasp at least once.

If you're into gore I highly recommend that you see this film and make sure that you stay until the end of the credits.

Reviewed by johnginn 1 / 10

One of the worst movies I've seen

Dull, witless, boring torture porn. Lazy, unimaginative, cynical, trite. Ripoff, cash grab, formulaic junk. Unbelievably stupid and derivative, starting with the now standard Fincheresque title sequence a la Se7en (a movie you'd be better served watching again a hundred times before seeing this movie even once). The plot makes no sense. Don't argue; it doesn't. It doesn't make sense and it doesn't even care that it doesn't make sense. The lone purpose of the "plot" is to set up a threadbare scenario upon which can be draped a few gruesome murders. None of it makes sense or can be understood. How does the Collector build all the traps in such a short time? WHY does he build the traps at all? For what purpose? He's in an empty house in the middle of nowhere. Who's he expecting to catch with the traps? Why, for the love of god, would he go to ALL THAT TROUBLE? Answer: Because he exists beyond all constraints of logic or reality. He's a cobbled together standard-order generic cliché psychopathic serial killer, that's why, and he does all this because he knows that the scriptwriters are going to contrive reasons for people to fall into his improvised house of horrors.

I still can't get past the awesome trouble he went to hauling 700 pounds of bear traps into the house. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT? Answer: because no one would. But hauling those traps in and setting them and placing the trip wires that would send someone into them, the work of several hours or more alone, is but a tiny fraction of the trouble and endless expense he went to, all that nailing and planning, and running wires everywhere through walls and up and down staircases, and mounting guillotines in windows and multiple deadbolts in doors, and cleaning up after himself, all the sawdust picked up and tools put away, along with the ladders and scaffolding he would have needed to attach things to ceilings, all of that work down in the span of a couple hours, and all of it done between bouts of victim torturing.

The other traps he set, not only are they impossible, the stupidity of them defy belief. "Hey, I know! I'll put this golf club here in this out of the way upstairs bedroom so that when someone grabs it, (although, again, logically, the chances of someone making it up to that bedroom and grabbing the club are almost infinitely small) it will set off a million little trip wires attached to tiny springs and fragile looking gears that will, by some miracle of engineering, be capable of dragging a 180 pound man through the house and suspending him, briefly, from the ceiling before dropping him to the floor. Oh! and also, I'll rig a similar device to a pair of scissors that will catapult a woman onto a wall of spikes and activate a projector to play home movies of her as an innocent child on her impaled teen slut body in a display of irony that no one will be around to see. It's a feat of engineering that would require days of planning, but no, I'm just going to rig it up in about five minutes.

But why go on? The film is bleak and ugly, stale and pointless. A cynical exercise in franchise building, obviously made with an eye to a Collector 2, 3, 4 and 5, but never, just as in this one, having anything to say, a point to make. Horrible. Horrible. Just a terrible film. The slightest application of critical thinking utterly destroys it, so here we have a film that demands, literally, that the viewer JUST NOT THINK. You can watch this film, or you can have a brain that is capable of forming coherent thoughts, but you can not have both. You owe it to yourself to find something better to do with your time than to watch this movie.

Reviewed by me-76619 1 / 10

Awful

Awful and boring. Not anywhere near as good as the Saw films.

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