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Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 45 out of 61
  2. Negative: 9 out of 61

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  1. Dec 24, 2012
    The Collection is an above par horror sequel that isn't just better than the first, but also delivers an ending that rarely any horror films nowadays deliver.
  2. Dec 22, 2012
    absolutely epic, tense, frenetic, scary, ultra-gory and action-packed on a much larger scale than the collector, the collection is everything horror fans could hope for, and there are still surprises to be had.
  3. Dec 22, 2012
    a worthy sequel that sufficiently carves out its own identity, dunstan once again proves to be an energetic and devoted director/writer, though there are much less developed characters this time around, in every other respect, it is bigger, and most certainly better, than the first film, even if you haven't seen the first, this is still great as a standalone film so please, if you love horror movies, you will find plenty to enjoy here. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2012
    the collection is almost, A L M O S T, as good as the original, but unfortunately, most of the characters are not traditionally likeable, or understandable, because, and this is not really a spoiler, but they're mercenaries who coerce arkin to bring them to the collector's hideout, like i said, not that likeable, only one manages to redeem himself (however remotely), and elena is not given much development, but i digress, in all other respects, this is bigger, more developed, than the original, though it maintains the refreshing simplicity that made the original so good, from the plot, (i explained it), to the traps, (what's simpler than sharp things and blunt things attached to a tripwire?), it effectively continues arkin's story with a more than ominous conclusion, this risky idea blossoms under dunstan's devoted and effective direction/writing, and it becomes something fans of the first film, (me included), are going to love and cherish - samarathenymph xoxo (happy doomsday) Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2013
    better than the original, tense, scary, fast-paced, and ultra-ultra-ultraviolent, the collection is a real gem for any self-respecting horror aficionado.
  6. Dec 9, 2012
    You know that wonderful spine tingling, edge of your seat feeling you had when watching The Ring, that's not going to happen here. In fact quite the opposite. I fidgeted through the movie. I know studios have a certain quota of films they feel like they have to make, but really? The story is just out there and dumb. If you want blood and guts go to a slaughterhouse, at least that is real. If you want to be scared, watch the evening news. If you want to get your date in the mood, try alcohol. This movie does seem to hit any of the marks. If you are young and want to watch a "messed up" movie, put A Clockwork Orange in your Netflix queue. Otherwise, paying for this movie only further enables the studio's to make more mindless garbage. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2013
    Everything good about the first film is thrown out the window during this one. It has a poor plot, It wasn't scary, and it was no where near as entertaining as the first film. Such a disappointment considering how good the first film was, I was hoping that it'd turn into another horror franchise but sadly that is not the case.
  8. Mar 23, 2013
    Once again, another piece of crap spit out. I dont know how these guys get the funding to put out such garbage. The only cool scene is at the rave/dance when they all got mutilated (which also makes zero sense for the rest of the film). Nobody knows what a good horror/thriller is anymore, its all retarded scenarios. Dont waste your time on this trash.
  9. Jun 4, 2013
    "As far as the horror genre goes, The Collection is top of the line. Gruesome, sadistic and completely and utterly disgusting! This is the film horror nuts need in their lives. While all the same being a well made sequel worthy of more than one viewing." B+
  10. Aug 14, 2013
    This sequel to 2009's "The Collector" continues the trend of using "Saw" style traps to let audiences revel in blood and gore. If you enjoy torture-porn flicks then you will like this and know what to expect. Horror movie fans might find themselves alienated do to the lack of any sort of scares and a focus gruesome and bloody kills. That being said the movie is still highly watchable, it just has some issues that keep it from being considered a great movie. Just like its predecessor "The Collection" is basically just one intense game of cat and mouse. It's entertaining enough to keep you watching, but lacks any sort of meaningful plot. For instance we get to see the killer do all sorts of sick and twisted things, but we never get any sort of reasoning as to why he does what he does. This clearly shows that the focus is on the blood and gore, but it would have been nice to know what made the killer tick, and what pushed him over the edge. Still if you go into this just expecting to see some gruesome deaths and wont mind a lackluster plot then "The Collection" might entertain. Just keep in mind that it's not the greatest flick out there. Expand
  11. Jul 29, 2013
    The Collection starts off right where 2009's The Collector leaves off. The former was such a popular direct-to-video rental, that it's sequel actually wound up on the big screen, and how it avoided an NC-17 rating is beyond me. I've seen a ton of Horror movies, it's one of my favorite genres, so I can say, without hesitation that The Collection is one of the creepiest, goriest, and most clever Horror films I have ever seen. This crazed man in a mask is looking to collect certain types of people and if they pass his test, they can join his collection. If they fail, they become experiments in human suffering. In the first film, we see career criminal, Arkin O'Brien, fighting for his life. In the sequel, we see Arkin escape and lead a band of mercenaries back to the Collectors hideout, in order to rescue a captured rich girl. Of course once they get there, they find a maze of terror that rivals any film you've ever seen. I thought some of the machines in the Saw films were clever, but until you see this film, you haven't seen anything yet! How people come up with these things is beyond rational thought. Of all the ways to torture people, to come up with machines and techniques that exceed everything we've seen before is just sick...sick and very cool. The cast is the same as in every Horror movies, a bunch of dumb, no named actors, following a couple of smart people in order to stay alive as long as they can. What's special here is the story, the affects, and the level of depravity. The Collection is one of the most violent and gruesome Horror films to come along in years. It's the first step in the evolution of Horror that fans have been waiting for for years. Expand
  12. Jul 14, 2013
    meh I was definatly hoping for this movie to be better thn it was yet it wasn't a total disappointment. It didn't live up to the original in that it had a few unintentionally cheesy moments but it still upped the gore level.
  13. Apr 25, 2013
    This was an impressive sequel that was certainly better than the first. An explosive opening sequence sets the mood for the rest of the film as its very fast paced and there's always something going on! Arkin is back which is great and we pick up from where the first one finished. This sequel did borrow elements from the Saw series just like the first one did, but was most similar to the second Saw film. Overall Horror fans are in for a treat with this film and its one not to be missed! Expand
  14. Jan 28, 2013
    Epic, Amazing, Scary, Breathtaking, Nerve trespasser, I enjoyed every half a second of it, this is what I call a gruesome Horror, not SAW **** this one is highly recommended
  15. Mar 27, 2013
    Awesome! It was intense the way the first ended, leaving the viewer dangling!! Then there was the three-year wait for the sequel! It was worth it! I did not foresee the role-reversal, very masterful!! I did not expect this movie to be as good as it is, it shocked me!! Lovers of the genre know well that typically sequels are never as good as the first; this one manages to be a blood-soaked, terrifying good time!! I highly recommend these movies! If you can get through the torture and gore, it is well worth it! Collapse
  16. Apr 20, 2013
    This movie was different. If you are expecting a Saw type movie, you will be disappointed. It does, however, bring that well thought out feeling that you got from the Saw movies. It is just that the believabliltiy factor is a zero. From hundreds of deaths and kidnappings, you would figure the police might just consider getting involved. You would think that the one guy who gets away wouldn't be so easily convinced to go back to the hell hole from which he escaped, but he does. It is at that point where the movie becomes a cliche' horror movie where you see people die one by one until the villian gets his in the end, only to create the possibility for more sequels in the future. Rent this if Redbox is all out of real movies and you will be entertained, but I wouldn't put this at the top of the list. Expand
  17. Apr 28, 2013
    I actually liked this movie. It was thrilling, gory and the beginning of the movie was pretty amazing. I haven't watched any horror movies, or gore movies in years now, but I liked the premise of this one and decided to watch, glad I did. I would recommend it to others who like movies that are a little bit gory and are more of shock value, then the psychology thrillers (used to be my favorite!).
  18. Dec 12, 2013
    The Saw similarities make it nothing new, (it was intended to be a Saw prequel, so, come on) but this film works by keeping the suspense going and making a genuinely creepy character out of the Collector that makes you want to keep watching.
  19. Jan 25, 2014
    The Collection was an epic film! It is a semi-typical horror film with jump scares, but it differs from other horror films I have seen. This film is definitely a nail-biting, tense film that is easy to enjoy if you love gore and death. This film can be watched numerous times without getting bored. One of my top horror films, and I believe everyone should see this, despite what they hear.
  20. Sep 10, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A foolish movie, does not make any sense. Waste of money n time . uusafhjaksafhklafkasjahfjhsfasfsasafssfsafsfsfsfsfsfsffsfsfsddfsadjfdsadfdjsahfjdksahdfsjah Expand
  21. Nov 13, 2014
    "The Collection" 10 Scale Rating: 1.5 (Terrible) ...

    The Good: A few deaths were somewhat creative. The bad guy is creepy looking enough.

    The Bad: Comical gore and slasher horror. Blood sprays like a faucet, heads explode like melons, and body parts are torn with reckless abandon and in the most cartoon-like way possible. The characters are less developed that you'd expect, even for
    this genre as the majority of them barely say hello before being decapitated, maimed, or sliced up. A horrible excuse for a horror film. Expand

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Dec 5, 2012
    An exercise in pure sadism, The Collection moves at a clip that leaps over plot holes in its race to elicit fright.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Dec 4, 2012
    The Collection doesn't have much to recommend it beyond a first-reel bloodbath rivaling "Blade" and "Death Ship."
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Dec 3, 2012
    The movie's a smorgasbord of horror, and, ironically, that takes the teeth out of it. We're not really in this villain's world, because we don't know what his world is, or what he is, or what he's trying to even do. It's like a nightmare designed by someone who's heard a lot about nightmares but has never actually had one.