Collective

critic Reviews

, 100% 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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    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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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    For all the horror, Nanau is an exhilarating film-maker, trusting us to keep pace without talking heads.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is so disturbing, but it also very rewarding in the sense of how journalism ought to function.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is, among other things, a film about how a young idealist tries to cope with the reality of a situation in a political arena. It's quite remarkable on every level.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is a documentary about a few things: journalism, what we should expect from our government, and how to figure out the truth when people don't want you to know... It's incredible to watch.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    A great movie about how a free and independent press holds power to account, and calls out hypocrisy and venality.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    Shot over 14 months and edited for another 18, Collective is fast-paced and tightly edited, the story unfurling and getting bigger seemingly with every scene...
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    The film is tightly shot and edited as a fast-paced political thriller, building outrage and urgency as it roots out the shocking truth behind a national tragedy.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCombustible Celluloid
    In the end, it's about the ongoing battle between crusading journalists and corrupt businessmen/politicians, apparently locked in a tie.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Collective shows that courage sometimes means uncovering disturbing truths about a system, such as health care, that has the power to determine if people will live or die ... Collective takes a hard look at the power of propaganda.
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