Film Review – Collateral Beauty (2016)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

6 Responses

  1. I enjoyed reading your review, however I believe that Collateral Beauty is the most misread and unfairly condemned film of last year. It is a lyrical essay on grief psychosis that uses magical realism to frame its premise. It has a complex narrative structure and some other issues, but it is a gut-wrenching story that if staged in 17th century costumes would have been seen as a universal fable of Shakespearean proportions.

  2. fiascojack says:

    I haven’t seen Collateral Beauty, so I can’t argue with you on that. But I think in terms of being taken seriously as a critic, you should really stay away from starting off a review by stating how much you loved the new Star Wars. My trust for your review was immediately dismantled upon reading the first sentence. Rogue One is not a film that should even be mentioned in the same review as a blatant prestige picture such as this. I don’t doubt that Collateral Beauty is a bad film, but your credibility is immediately thrown out the window as soon as you proclaim your love for a massive corporate, studio franchise picture. Especially a film as bland, un-original, and tonally unfocussed as Rouge One. If you can’t spot the obvious flaws in that film, how can I trust you to give a good review on another film.

    • MovieBabble says:

      By stating that you’re tired from seeing Rogue One a “fifth time” I’m obviously joking about the fact that everyone was going to see that this weekend instead of Collateral Beauty. I enjoy Rogue One, but I noticed flaws in it. Don’t take everything I say too seriously this review especially was meant to be tongue and cheek since no one cares about this movie. You see people like Schmoes Know, Jeremy Jahns, and Chris Stuckmann do this all the time. I appreciate the feedback.

  3. raistlin0903 says:

    Haha….I already had to laugh when I saw the trailer last week in the cinema. Seriously cringeworthy. This is really no surprise at all this review. Even if I got paid, I still probably would not go to this one. Then again, I do like to laugh so maybe I would just go for that 😀

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