Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

Oscar-winning director David Frankel (Dear Diary) directs an all-star ensemble cast in a drama that features Will Smith, Edward Norton and Keira Knightley.

When successful New York advertising executive Howard Inlet (Smith) is sent on a downward spiral after experiencing a personal tragedy, his colleagues devise a plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language96 minsUSA
Drama

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Collateral Beauty / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

You'll ... struggle to accept that what you saw on that screen actually played in theaters, was funded and approved by distributors, took a month or so of the lives of those extraordinary actors.

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Variety

Variety

A strenuously uplifting Christmas awards-bait tearjerker.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The five stages of grief sometimes seem applicable to movie reviewing, except that I usually skip denial, rarely get around to acceptance and generally just settle into anger, which is where I am with "Collateral Beauty."

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The Guardian

The Guardian

At the end of it, I screamed the way polar bears are supposed to when they get their tongues frozen to the ice.

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Stuff

Stuff

This saccharine, manipulative, cynical, brain-dead and virtually inhuman enterprise should be shown down the ages as a terrible example of just how much can still go wrong...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A movie which suggests five stages of grief requires a sixth, entitled "collective idiocy".

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This movie doesn't rise to the level of so-bad-it's-good. But no less impressively, perhaps, it's just bad enough that you actually wish it were worse.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The finished movie plays ... concertedly like a Serious Acting Vehicle for Smith, who's the least interesting component in a madly over-qualified cast.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Smug, lazy and clumsily manipulative.

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