Collateral (2004, USA) C-120m. SCOPE ** D: Michael Mann. Starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Javier Bardem, Jason Statham. Urban thriller about professional hit man Cruise (with grey hair), whose latest job brings him to L.A. to kill five people. He hires thoughtful taxi driver Foxx to drive him through the night, and naturally the hapless man gets involved in the action. Starts out slowly and never fully involves, though finale is thrilling. Foxx outshines Cruise in every scene. Most of the footage shot on digital video.


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