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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

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  • Summary: The two-part Masterpiece Contemporary movie explores the lives of the victims of a multi-car crash and the inspector who tries to find the cause.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    Collision is a terrific example of an unconventional and original story, weaving suspense, irony, mystery and emotional turmoil in the aftermath of a deadly multicar freeway pileup.
  2. 80
    Collision is a satisfying emotional journey through the twists, turns, and overpasses of a dozen or so lives.
  3. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    75
    Evans does a fine job of keeping all these metaphysical plates spinning on their sticks, eliciting superb performances from the entire cast.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    70
    It’s no “State of Play,” or even “Five Days,” the 2007 BBC-HBO abduction drama that it resembles in structure and pace. But it’s still sufficiently intelligent and textured that it makes the sparse American competition in the closed-end crime drama category--the “Jesse Stone” movies, “Harper’s Island”--look silly by comparison.
  5. Though each character in Collision is in some way connected by the crash itself, it feels at times more like an old-fashioned collection of short stories, the kind that often end, O. Henry-like, with an ironic twist.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Collision wins points for ambition, perhaps, but as the quaint little stopovers on PBS' highway of British drama go, it's one of those rare rest stops that's just as easily skipped.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3