The Collection 2012

Critics score:
37 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

New York Times: Read more

Nicole Herrington, New York Times: Just a pointless exercise in sadism. Read more

Keith Phipps, AV Club: It's never boring. Dumb, gross, gratuitous, and overly familiar, sure. But never boring. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: The director Marcus Dunstan and his co-writer, Patrick Melton, strike again. Read more

Adam Graham, Detroit News: People in Hollywood need to work and surely "The Collection" created a lot of jobs, but there must be a better way. Read more

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly: Remarkably, the result manages to be both more preposterous and more efficient than its predecessor, with a couple of deaths occurring so swiftly they border on the subliminal. Read more

William Goss, For those who are on board, it's a more absurd yet equally efficient bit of grisly fun; for those who never were, don't expect this one to change your mind regarding mindless bloodshed. Read more

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter: This sequel to 2009's The Collector features enough gratuitous carnage to satisfy hardcore horror fans, if few others. Read more

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times: Melton and Dunstan have created little more than a hollow shell for an empty box. Read more

Ian Buckwalter, NPR: Genre aficionados are likely to revel in every crunched bone, gratuitous decapitation and slow-motion iron-maiden impaling. Read more

Associated Press: More than anything, the sequel feels like an excuse for Dunstan and his effects team to see how creative they can be in the bloody killing of people using pointy metal objects. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: There's a bad movie every week, but it takes a special one to make you start anticipating the decline of Western civilization. Read more

Geoff Berkshire, Variety: An energetic but utterly weightless exercise in slice-and-dice cinema. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: A murkily directed bore "dealing" with the subject of serial killers and revenge ... Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre. Read more