Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 16 out of 34
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  1. I liked, too, some late plot reversals, sorely needed after the numbingly simple straight-ahead plunge of the first hour of the movie. Things aren't quite what they seem and the twists are neatly done.
  2. 60
    It's throwback, formula Ah-nuld all the way, a straightforward and simple revenge thriller.
  3. It's about as convincing as any other Arnie musclefest, but has a little too much resonance with real world events and ultimately comes off as insultingly simplistic.
  4. 50
    In a way, Collateral Damage is redeemed by its implausibility, because the closer it comes to reality, the more disturbing it gets. For once, viewers have reason to be grateful for having their intelligence insulted.
  5. The result is an ''action film'' mired in stasis. The ending piles on the potboiler mayhem, but it's telling that Schwarzenegger's climactic catchphrase is down to one measly word. This time, he's the luggage.
  6. Feels dated in the post-9/11 world. But it would have felt passé and unnecessary regardless; it's the sort of film Michael Dudikoff, Chuck Norris and their ilk cranked out on a near-monthly basis when Reagan was president.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    What we get is simply another opportunity for Schwarzenegger -- who seems to be in perpetual Terminator mode -- to flex his muscles.
  8. 50
    He's still big and burly, but, at age 54, Schwarzenegger is starting to look a little too old to be involved in this kind of stuff. Action films are the province of younger stars.
  9. 50
    Schwarzenegger doesn't at all seem too old for the part; his bulging muscles still fill the action-hero's suit just fine. It's what he's doing that is tired and, maybe, played out.
  10. The film's political philosophy, as much as it has one, is of the "a plague on both your houses" variety, painting the rebels and the CIA as equally fixated on killing innocent civilians for their own nefarious ideological ends. We've seen it all before, and we'll likely see it all again.
  11. 40
    Utterly predictable, noisy and stupid.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Jan 2, 2015
    7
    Razoável... Um filme com grande potencial porém executado de forma errada porém tem seus momentos. Possui muitas cenas memoráveis porém oRazoável... Um filme com grande potencial porém executado de forma errada porém tem seus momentos. Possui muitas cenas memoráveis porém o filme em si não fica muito na memória. Schwarzenegger dar uma grande e interessante performance Full Review »
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    6
    You can tell that Schwarzenegger was losing a step filming this movie, that or the editors need to find a new profession, because some of theYou can tell that Schwarzenegger was losing a step filming this movie, that or the editors need to find a new profession, because some of the fighting scenes were so off they were laughable. If you can overlook that you have an enjoyable action movie that isn't anything special but good enough for a movie for guys. Leguizamo adds some flair to the movie with his quick tongued delivery as a drug trafficker. Full Review »