Ryan Sutton’s review published on Letterboxd:
Collateral is perfectly directed by Michael Mann and is, in my opinion, an absolutely perfect action movie. This film has everything; great action, great characters, great dialogue, great suspense, great pacing, great friggin everything!!! Jaime Foxx is amazing in this movie and you get behind his character and feel his struggles. Jada-Pinkett Smith is also great in this film and has great chemistry with Jaime Foxx. But for me, Tom Cruise stole the show as an insane hitman/assassin. Now I'm not just saying that because I'm the biggest Tom Cruise fan ever, which I am, he's genuinely amazing in this film. He plays a villain which is something he's never done before except if you wanted to argue for Tropic Thunder. This is an amazing suspense/thriller that had me at the edge of my seat for the entirety of the runtime. Definitely seek this one out just for the jawdropping nightclub shootout scene alone!