The Collector (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Collector (2009)



Critic Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.

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After a stint in prison, Arkin (Josh Stewart) finds employment as a handyman. But Arkin decides to rob his boss in order to repay his ex-wife (Daniella Alonso). Venturing to his employer's remote country house to make the heist, he soon finds himself -- as well as the boss' family -- at the mercy of "The Collector." This masked menace turns the house into a maze of fiendish traps. Only Arkin's wits offer any hope of escape from gruesome death. This bloody, visceral entry in the "torture porn" genre is the directorial debut of screenwriter Marcus Dunstan, whose previous credits include Feast and Saw IV.

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Andrea Roth
as Victoria
Juan Fernández
as The Collector
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Critic Reviews for The Collector

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (18)

Relentlessly bloody and just as relentlessly idiotic deathtrap thriller for the Saw crowd.

June 30, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This is a crass, silly and baffling slice of torture porn -- with the audience being tortured, chiefly with boredom.

June 25, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's a truly creepy concept which, inevitably, leaves room for a sequel.

June 25, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

A nerve-fraying new take on the home-invasion horror.

June 24, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Collector must be the laziest horror film of the year - the camerawork stinks, the action's boring and the plot holes are so glaring they wouldn't get past a lobotomised goose.

June 24, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.

October 30, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Collector

bloody and brutal, what more could you want!!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


One of the most insanely creepy and nerve-frying horror films I have ever seen. A stylish, terrifying and wickedly ingenious thriller. It unfolds with big scares and highly inventive new ways to die. The twisted film makers definitely out did themselves here with a film that grabs you and stays with you long after its over. It makes Saw look like an episode of Friends. Josh Stewart is terrific. A sadistically entertaining thrill-ride

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer


Lots of gore. Lots of torture. Sick sick sick....but entertaining at the same time, if you like that kind of stuff. Really bad ending, though. UNTIL I saw The Collection. It is the sequel to this, and started THAT movie with a decent ending tie in. Hence, an extra half a star for their effort.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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