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    "Collateral".........May contain spoilers.....

    Saw this new flick with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx and must say it's one of the best I've seen this summer.........probably the best character I've seen Tom Cruise portray....Jamie is no slouch and holds up his end nicely. It's fast paced, has some scenes that are graffic, but necessary to the storyline. It wasn't just an action movie, but the characters are developed nicely with interesting dialogue between Cruise and Foxx.........I liked it better than "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Manchurian Candidate"...........I give it a "thumbs up"......42

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    Thanks, show 42!! I've been looking for something that Mr. Aloft would go see with me, and this sound like the ticket!!

    And a big bucket of popcorn that I need a handcart to get to my seat with wa-a-ay too much "butter".....

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    THE BIG QUESTIION:

    Can he play a BAD guy and be convincing?

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    Joe.........I was totally convinced. At first, it's "Tom Cruise playing the villain"....soon, he was just the villain.......cold, calculating, ruthless, convincing. More so then the "good guy vs. bad guy", was the interesting interaction between Tom and Jamie.........42

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    While waiting for "The Bourne Supremacy" to start last night, we saw previews for "The Collateral" and "Ray"--both starring Jaime Foxx. Talk about a diverse actor! The previews for "Ray" (about the life of Ray Charles) looked great.

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    It was definitely a character piece, rather than a plot-driven piece. Well acted all around. I never doubted Cruise could play a bad guy convincingly. If you've ever watched him on "Inside the Actor's Studio" you'd see that he takes his craft very seriously.

    Jamie Foxx was a nice surprise. Very balanced. There was no sense that he did not belong in the big leagues along side Cruise. I love unconventional casting.

    I also liked the dark humor that was laced throughout the piece. And I appreciated the non-Hollywood ending (i.e. the bad guy did NOT somehow make one last stand with a gun after being shot upteen times. That always irritates me in many films)

    It didn't knock my socks off, but I appreciated the fine acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by show 42
    Saw this new flick with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx and must say it's one of the best I've seen this summer.........probably the best character I've seen Tom Cruise portray....Jamie is no slouch and holds up his end nicely. It's fast paced, has some scenes that are graffic, but necessary to the storyline. It wasn't just an action movie, but the characters are developed nicely with interesting dialogue between Cruise and Foxx.........I liked it better than "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Manchurian Candidate"...........I give it a "thumbs up"......42
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    Just saw this flick. I don't know if it's the best character I've seen him play. I liked his last movie better - the Last Samuri. A noble character at least. This guy was ruthless. Was not my favorite of the summer so far, but not much to choose from. Probably catch the other two movies mentioned on DVD or Video. The original Manchurian Candidate would be pretty hard to top.

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