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Los Angeles Times
7/19/2012 by Gary GoldsteinOddly, it's Donovan's performance here that proves the movie's weakest link, though his writing and helming tie for a close second.
Globe and Mail
7/17/2012 by Adam LitovitzMorse and Donovan hold us rapt in this clearly told tale about identity confusion.
7/12/2012 by Peter HowellWhat really matters is the interplay between two fine actors, the icy Donovan and the fiery Morse.
New York Post
7/6/2012 by Farran Smith NehmeBoth characters are riveting, and they even manage to earn most of the freight that Donovan loads onto his heavily ironic title.
New York Times
7/5/2012 by Stephen HoldenAn exceedingly earnest, high-minded hostage drama in which any visceral tension is secondary to topical debates by a captor and his prisoner.
7/5/2012 by Andrew LapinWriter-director-star Martin Donovan can't connect the dots; the film is a ponderous bore.
New York Daily News
7/5/2012 by Elizabeth WeitzmanIt's no surprise that Donovan's directorial debut finds him firmly rejecting the mainstream in favor of a deliberately suffocating challenge.
7/4/2012 by Owen GleibermanThe dolefully talented actor Martin Donovan wrote, directed, and stars in a pressure-cooker two-hander.
7/3/2012 by Chris PackhamOn one level, it's a dark, funny tragedy, but it's also Donovan's thesis on his own craft.
7/3/2012 by Keith UhlichAs the characters drink and drug a long night away, the film turns into a pointed examination of the many masks people don to hide their various grievances and torments.
10/22/2018 by Sarah GopaulThough apparently written for the screen by writer/director/star Martin Donovan, Collaborator has the feel of a two-man stage production expanded for the big screen. And on some level, it may have actually worked better as a play.
Reel Film Reviews
7/21/2012 by David Nusair...the movie's various problems [are] exacerbated by a complete and total absence of suspense or tension.
7/17/2012 by Adam NaymanA witty and well-paced thriller.
7/17/2012 by Chelsey GrassoOverall, The Collaborator is the type of film that rewards repeated viewings.
7/17/2012 by Chris BarsantiCollaborator is a sharp and vital debut that keeps viewers guessing at all the right moments.
7/17/2012 by Katherine MonkA solid, character-based drama that speaks to the disappointments of middle age and mortality in general, Collaborator doesn't let anyone off the hook -- not even the viewer.
7/17/2012 by T'Cha DunlevyWorking with modest means, Donovan has created an intriguing chamber film very much in line with the idiosyncratic markers of his career so far.
7/17/2012 by Norman WilnerCollaborator is a gimmick movie, but the gimmick is sound.
7/15/2012 by Todd JorgensonIt's a promising debut for the director and an intriguing study of characters facing desperate circumstances.
NYC Movie Guru
7/8/2012 by Avi OfferA quietly suspenseful, provocative and surprising directorial debut. It shows great promise in Martin Donovan's budding career as a writer/director.
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