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Collision

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Clunky thriller has drugs, violence, trafficking.

Movie NR 2022 99 minutes
Collision

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Collision is a clunky, thrill-less thriller. It artlessly wobbles from one disastrous circumstance to another as the director interweaves stories connected only by the amorphous web of anger and resentment that he suggests has swallowed post-Apartheid South Africa. Good performances are highly watchable but the scenarios are old, with almost identical ones offered on a weekly basis on episodic broadcast TV dramas, and in movies, including Goodfellas and The Godfather, to name just two works that are better in every way than this. Decent people are corrupted by an atmosphere of dishonesty, all set against a backdrop of debilitating ongoing racism and the damage done to a nation by decades of White Supremist rule. In the end, the message is not a new one: It's dangerous to consort with gangsters.

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