Collateral Beauty

(2016)

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Title:
Collateral Beauty
Release Date:
15th December 2016
Runtime:
94 min
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genres:
Directors:
David Frankel
Writers:
Allan Loeb
Languages:
English
Stream Quality:
1080p / 720p / 480p

Storyline

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty

Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 13%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience 68%
IMDb Rating 6.2

Casts

Helen Mirren as Brigitte
Kate Winslet as Claire
Michael Pena as Simon
Will Smith as Howard

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gpantoli 20th December, 2016

A pleasant surprise reminding me of Bergman, and a borderline Smith

I was simply stupefied by the hatred negative reviews of those who feel entitled to believe that movie should be acted, written, made up in their own way. Sure, Collateral Beauty is not. It is a pleasant surprise to me, but a disillusion for sure to those leaving the movie theatre still asking themselves what that "Collateral Beauty" is all about. Too late, guys, try it again in another life, if any. For all the others with a touching sense of "being", please go, and enjoy... acting emotions photography expressions truth. (Although, yes, some personal truths in the characters' drama are less convincing than others...)

Reviewed by easkeen 19th December, 2016

I'm glad I didn't listen to negative reviews....

Because I really liked this movie. Its a drama...and it was slow to unfold but the message was beautiful. It makes you sad, angry, question...but in the end you learn that ALL those emotions are life and love and I thought the performances portrayed that perfectly. I think you either get that message or you don't. The acting was phenomenal including some real surprise performances. Don't go in expecting cheesy happy "Christmas miracle" endings. Don't expect a block-buster big bang edge of your seat thriller....expect a beautiful film that is taking a difficult topic(s) and turning it into a thing of beauty.

Reviewed by Aurora Catrina Westfall 18th December, 2016

Heartfelt

Look, it's obvious from the trailers-- this is a sad movie. But anyone who watched the trailers knows that. You know what you are going into. It is very formulaic, but the acting is good. Even the little parts are good. I would say if you watched and liked "The Fault in Our Stars" this is a good movie for you. It focuses on interpersonal relationships and the raw emotions that come with tragedy. If you are looking to cry, but definitely feel something, this is the movie for you. I feel like a lot of the negative hype may come from expecting more from the movie than was ever promised. Two of the main actors are known as taking action movie roles. This movie was never marketed as an action movie, though. It was advertised as a drama about a man who had lost his child. That is exactly what it is. Sure there are some unexpected turns, but at the end of the day, don't expect what was never advertised to be there.

Reviewed by Myesha Rice 18th December, 2016

Great Movie that will bring about tears.

I absolutely loved this movie. It was very touching and sometimes extremely hard to watch at times. I strongly recommend watching this movie. Pros: Acting was magnificent - especially Will Smith. He really captivates the audience with this one. The story line was well thought out and east to folly. Anyone could easily to relate to the situations/characters. It also had a wonderful surprise ending. Cons: A little on the long side I would have liked for them to have gone deeper into the 3 abstract concepts. You will enjoy this movie. I suggest you bring a tissue too. :-)

Reviewed by bilalgharib 16th December, 2016

Reliable Review

I will summarize the pros and cons, and let the reader to decide. In short, I don't recommend this movie; it is a waste of time and money. Pros: -Good story line. This is what made me watch the movie in the first place. -Good acting specifically Will Smith. Will Smith is great, no doubt. The other actors are very good too. -The last moments of the movie are good. They surprise you. Cons: -It is boring; it spends a lot of time on unnecessary scenes and dialogues that are either marginal or not related to the main story. -It is not deep. Drama is supposed to enter in depth in human emotions. The main issues in the movie "death", "time" and "love" are discussed very superficially, and the related dialogues are short. Even the main issue of the movie "Collateral Beauty" is very passive. Summary: Although the movie had had all the requirements of a good movie like good acting and good story line, I will not recommend a boring superficial drama.