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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 9, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Summary: An investigation in the shooting death of a pizza delivery man leads Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan) includes corruption and cover-ups in this four-part limited series from David Hare.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Chitwood
    Mar 12, 2018
    100
    At a mere four hours, it’s not a huge time commitment, and you’ll feel completely and totally satisfied by the end. It’s a rich, thoughtful story about immigration, as well as a compelling murder mystery and an ensemble character drama all in one.
  2. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Mar 8, 2018
    80
    Collateral doesn't overstay its welcome and doesn't leave much unresolved, which is a relief. Mulligan's character's drive is the drive of the show and despite her pregnancy, Kip never stops to sleep or eat. ... Having Mulligan on the small screen and having her in this sort of role that British television does so well also feels like it's putting something right.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Mar 9, 2018
    75
    Collateral has as its anchor the familiar benchmarks of a detective drama. In the hands of Mulligan and Nathaniel Martello-White (Kip’s partner Nathan), those bits of under-the-police-tape banter and station debriefings really crackle.
  4. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 8, 2018
    70
    That Collateral--a four-part Netflix drama involving the struggles of migrants seeking asylum, the evils of human trafficking, perfidious intelligence agencies, women’s sexual victimization, drug-dealers and more--succeeds in achieving a certain suspense is no small miracle, given the confusion resulting from its hugely overcrowded script. Overcrowded by causes, that is, as well as characters.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 6, 2018
    70
    It’s a great cast, and the show has its moments of both wry humor (my new ringtone will be Carey Mulligan asking, as Kip tries to chase down an errant lead, “Where the fuck is Boca Raton?”) and great pathos, and for once you won’t feel like a streaming drama is overstaying is welcome, but Collateral’s reach ultimately exceeds its grasp.
  6. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Mar 12, 2018
    50
    Hare’s arguments, made through the mouthpiece of his characters, are sound--they just don’t make for great entertainment.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 16, 2018
    10
    I just finished this short (4 episode) British-detective series on Netflix.
    You might like it. It has an intriguing and unpredictable plot
    I just finished this short (4 episode) British-detective series on Netflix.
    You might like it. It has an intriguing and unpredictable plot with some of the more intelligent dialogue I have seen. I give it an 9.
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  2. Mar 10, 2018
    10
    So many new shows coming to Netflix and so few that have what this has, great writing to support great acting, direction, cinematography.
  3. Mar 10, 2018
    9
    This was an excellent British detective series whose lead detective was on target the whole time. I would like to see a second season of this series.
  4. Mar 9, 2018
    8
    Collateral was really good TV, not stellar, but Carey Mulligan is absolutely riveting. I'm way infatuated with this no nonsense BritishCollateral was really good TV, not stellar, but Carey Mulligan is absolutely riveting. I'm way infatuated with this no nonsense British Detective investigator she played here. I want more of this, much more. The rest of the cast, top notch. Only neg is that I felt they tied the story up too quickly, and this was one show I wish they dragged out a bit more, I could have used double the eps of this. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2018
    7
    I like it, the mystery is revealed soon but it is attractive, in general it remains in good rhythm during the 4 episodes although many of theI like it, the mystery is revealed soon but it is attractive, in general it remains in good rhythm during the 4 episodes although many of the narratives are disposable and the ending is somewhat disappointing. Expand
  6. Apr 15, 2018
    6
    Decent writing with multiple storylines are undercut by implausible police procedures and cliche leftist stereotyping. Would have beenDecent writing with multiple storylines are undercut by implausible police procedures and cliche leftist stereotyping. Would have been better without the political speeches. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2018
    5
    An interesting idea that could have been developed in one or two hours with a bunch of main characters, turns into a mess of secondaryAn interesting idea that could have been developed in one or two hours with a bunch of main characters, turns into a mess of secondary characters that (what a coincidence¡¡) know each others with the purpose of giving moral speeches about migration, gays, church and even divorce. It is not the worst I have watched but it is a pity to have ruined an original plot for being too pretentious. Expand

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