Collective

critic Reviews

, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Collective presents a darkly effective overview of the cycle of political corruption and public cynicism that takes hold when government abrogates its responsibility to the people.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    If the film were merely a hymn to the everyday heroism of the press, it would risk becoming one-dimensional... So it's a good thing Nanau gives some space to a couple of memorable figures who represent different sides of the story.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    Collective is eye-opening, elegiac, and essential. It suggests, or at least hopes, that the only thing more powerful than political corruption is the collective voice of those trying to stop it.
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    Anna SmithDeadline Hollywood Daily
    This distressing documentary has relevance way beyond Romania, making it a must-watch for awards season and beyond.
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    Kathleen SachsChicago Reader
    [A] staggering portrait of institutional corruption...
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    It plays like a political thriller. But it's also a deeply moving testament to both the power and the necessity of investigative journalism...
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    David FearRolling Stone
    [It] digs deeper through the morass of power, corruption and lies. You keep waiting for someone to say, 'Forget it, Jake, it's Bucharest.'
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Its job is to watch events and share them with us, and it does this to thrilling effect... But it's certainly less than the sum of its parts.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Collective is riveting from start to finish.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a sporadically interesting yet terminally unfocused documentary in dire need of streamlining.
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    Kong RithdeeBangkok Post
    The film elicits a series of gasps, as one shocking revelation leads to another, and another.
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