Collaborator 2013 NR CC

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On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, famous playwright Robert Longfellow (Martin Donovan) is taken hostage by Gus (David Morse), an ex-con neighbor he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.

Starring:
Martin Donovan, David Morse
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

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Collaborator

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Martin Donovan
Starring Martin Donovan, David Morse
Supporting actors Olivia Williams, Melissa Auf der Maur, Eileen Ryan, Julian Richings, Katherine Helmond, Mark-Cameron Fraser, Phillip Palmer, Jim Pirri, David Rasche, Leslie Sykes, Mary B. Ward, Russell Yuen
Studio Entertainment One
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Very good acting.
Amanda Wince
They stand on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum as one relates to country and honor (I won't spoil the plot by delving into the specifics).
E. Lee Zimmerman
"Collaborator" embodies the independent spirit of film and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
David Baldwin

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dochollywood on June 22, 2012
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Engaging drama with compelling development of characters who are struggling with inner conflict. Accidentally discovered on Amazon and quite impressed. Well worth watching, if you enjoy interpersonal dynamics and glimpses into what lies behind society's conventional views of the highly successful and the abject failure.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2012
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This film catches your attention immediately with an interesting story of two men who go back in time as neighbors, live complete opposite lives, and decide to reunite after several years apart. When they meet once again, Gus who is now an ex-con and holds Robert hostage at gunpoint and so the Drama begins. The story is engaging, Acting Performance Superb with an insightful story of conflict. There are serious moments and Funny moments. I would watch again. Highly Recommended!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 1, 2013
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First off, let me say that I think that David Morse is one of the most underrated actors working. Since winning me over with his stint on "St. Elsewhere," I've seen him develop into a reliable character actor that only rarely gets the recognition he deserves. Likewise, I'm a big fan of Martin Donovan. The king of understated deadpan, Donovan is always fascinating to watch! "Collaborator" is Donovan's debut as a feature film writer/director and it has some of the same offbeat humor that you might expect from its steely eyed star. Donovan has structured this work as an intimate chamber piece, very theatrical in nature. There isn't a lot of unnecessary frills in the staging or filming of "Collaborator," Donovan seems far more concerned with his words. And that's as it should be. Although there are peripheral characters and subplots, the heart of the movie unfolds like a tense two man show. Donovan goes toe to toe with Morse and that's where all the tension and drama develops, just from two men locked in close quarters.

Donovan plays a famous playwright on a critical decline. Fleeing to his mother's Los Angeles area home after a recent debacle, he just want to stay out of the media firestorm. In Los Angeles, he tests the waters with some career options, reconnects with a former flame (Olivia Williams) despite being married, and meets an old neighborhood acquaintance (Morse). Morse is troubled and volatile, and his desire to have a drink with his successful friend pushes the two into a tense standoff. A friendly refreshment soon morphs into a full fledged hostage situation. The two men will, ultimately, get the other to confront the inherent truths about their own lives and, in the process, come to understand their personal demons a little bit better as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By shinyquark on June 19, 2012
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Collaborator is an interesting, insightful movie with great acting all around. A little bit comedy, a little bit tragedy, but overall just a thought-provoking 90 minutes that's well worth watching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Wince on April 3, 2013
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Great movie! We thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a dark comedy and different than anything I have watched recently. Very good acting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 30, 2013
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First off, let me say that I think that David Morse is one of the most underrated actors working. Since winning me over with his stint on "St. Elsewhere," I've seen him develop into a reliable character actor that only rarely gets the recognition he deserves. Likewise, I'm a big fan of Martin Donovan. The king of understated deadpan, Donovan is always fascinating to watch! "Collaborator" is Donovan's debut as a feature film writer/director and it has some of the same offbeat humor that you might expect from its steely eyed star. Donovan has structured this work as an intimate chamber piece, very theatrical in nature. There isn't a lot of unnecessary frills in the staging or filming of "Collaborator," Donovan seems far more concerned with his words. And that's as it should be. Although there are peripheral characters and subplots, the heart of the movie unfolds like a tense two man show. Donovan goes toe to toe with Morse and that's where all the tension and drama develops, just from two men locked in close quarters.

Donovan plays a famous playwright on a critical decline. Fleeing to his mother's Los Angeles area home after a recent debacle, he just want to stay out of the media firestorm. In Los Angeles, he tests the waters with some career options, reconnects with a former flame (Olivia Williams) despite being married, and meets an old neighborhood acquaintance (Morse). Morse is troubled and volatile, and his desire to have a drink with his successful friend pushes the two into a tense standoff. A friendly refreshment soon morphs into a full fledged hostage situation. The two men will, ultimately, get the other to confront the inherent truths about their own lives and, in the process, come to understand their personal demons a little bit better as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Lewis Korn on March 20, 2013
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David Morse's amazing portrayal of a guy we grew up with, went bad, leaving us wondering what happened, is amazing. Great script keeps you guessing to the very end.
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