Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty
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Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Title:Collateral Beauty
Release Date:December 6, 2016
Genres:Drama, Romance
Production Co.:New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures, Likely Story, Anonymous Content, Overbrook Entertainment, PalmStar Media
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:David Frankel
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Plot Keywords:despair, loss, grief, death, ensemble cast, grieving father, anguish
Alternative Titles:
  • Collateral Beauty: Druhá šance - [CZ]
  • Belleza Inesperada - [AR]
  • Beleza Oculta - [BR]
  • Belleza oculta - [ES]
  • Verborgene Schönheit - [DE]

Collateral Beauty Reviews

  • I'm glad I didn't listen to negative reviews....
    by easkeen on 19 December 2016

    165 out of 208 people found the following review useful:

    Because I really liked this movie. Its a drama...and it was slow to unfold but the message was beautiful. It makes you sad, angry, question...but in the end you learn that ALL those emotions are life and love and I thought the performances portrayed that perfectly. I think you either get that message or you don't. The acting was phenomenal including some real surprise performances. Don't go in expecting cheesy happy "Christmas miracle" endings. Don't expect a block-buster big bang edge of your seat thriller....expect a beautiful film that is taking a difficult topic(s) and turning it into a thing of beauty.

  • RIP critics
    by sandyyyyyyyster on 21 December 2016

    119 out of 170 people found the following review useful:

    Beautifully portrayed movie about love, hope and life. These critics are unbelievable and useless. These meta scores on IMDb are dumb and useless. Its just 1 useless person doing the review job and he does not represent the entire world audience. Ignore these critics. Movie is emotionally brilliant and strong. A brilliant movie about life told in a emotionally satisfying way. The film is so pleasant to watch which portrays human emotions in a wonderful way.

    Will Smith has his own style and brilliance. His performance is just too good. We can really feel the movie within us. Such a nicely made movie. Don't miss it

  • Heartfelt
    by Aurora Catrina Westfall on 18 December 2016

    78 out of 114 people found the following review useful:

    Look, it's obvious from the trailers-- this is a sad movie.

    But anyone who watched the trailers knows that. You know what you are going into. It is very formulaic, but the acting is good. Even the little parts are good. I would say if you watched and liked "The Fault in Our Stars" this is a good movie for you. It focuses on interpersonal relationships and the raw emotions that come with tragedy. If you are looking to cry, but definitely feel something, this is the movie for you.

    I feel like a lot of the negative hype may come from expecting more from the movie than was ever promised. Two of the main actors are known as taking action movie roles. This movie was never marketed as an action movie, though. It was advertised as a drama about a man who had lost his child. That is exactly what it is. Sure there are some unexpected turns, but at the end of the day, don't expect what was never advertised to be there.

  • Emotional from start to end... worth every moment in it.
    by Chris12985 on 23 December 2016

    75 out of 116 people found the following review useful:

    I'm going to keep this short since there are already so many other great reviews here to read... to sum it up though, this is a Very well put together film, with Many great elements, some of which are Very unexpected. I usually HATE dramas, and am more of a fun action / suspense / adventure kind of film guy... but every so often, a film such as this comes out, and its one that someone can easily break their usual style and enjoy.

    Forget all the comments giving it one star and hating on this film... they seem very short sighted in their perception, and are unable to see how every moment in this movie had a point and purpose, while being Very thought out. Perhaps some are mad at the film because they don't want to admit it made them cry a ton, while still ending in a way to feel warm about.

  • Every tragedy is accompanied with beauty...
    by wisal-albulushi on 21 December 2016

    54 out of 85 people found the following review useful:

    Every tragedy is accompanied by beauty. However, as we are steeped in grief and sorrow, we tend to overlook the beauty that is caused by the tragedy. The term "collateral" is often followed by the term "damage". It is so familiar to keep an eye on the collateral damage of anything we do. We don't tend to look for beauty. This movie is so deep, and it is one of those type of movies that make you think! It illustrates the three big why's that drives us; love, death, and time. These three constructs are not absolute; they are not fixed and they don't diminish. They are so sensitive to things, events, and people surrounding us. They change forms, and accordingly change our lives. In the midst of all the tragedies you face during your life, all the bitterness, keep an eye on the collateral beauty.

  • A great film with a fantastic cast
    by michellesalter on 27 January 2017

    24 out of 30 people found the following review useful:

    Yet another occasion that I'm glad I didn't listen to the critics. This film had everything in it for me and Will Smith once again showed what a fantastic actor he truly is. It has a great cast of award nominees (including Dame Helen Mirren) who make this film a real roller-coaster of emotions. Each actor having their own unique part to play giving the film great depth. This is my first ever review on IMDb and it's because I enjoyed the film so much and I believe the critics got it so very wrong on this occasion! I felt I had to stand behind the film and great actors to prove this is not the underdog of films but can stand side by side with many great films.

  • Think this could be a Christmas Classic, someday.
    by subxerogravity on 21 February 2017

    19 out of 26 people found the following review useful:

    So I read somewhere that Collateral Beauty does not have what it takes to be a Christmas Classic. I'm not sure about that, you be surprise how many Christmas Classic don't have what it takes to be Christmas Classics. It took a While for It's a Wonderful Life to become an X-mas Classic Smith plays a man who is shocked to the core with the lost of his daughter and can't do anything else, but in an attempt to wrap his head around it he starts writing letters to Time, Love, and Death and things get crazy when they respond to these letters. I think we were all expecting something more form big Willie and he did not deliver. They can't all be magical ones, but we were expecting pure magic. I got to admit though, this movie should have been magic not just because of the Fresh Prince. He lead a very stellar cast of fine as wine actors. With such power houses at Ed Norton, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren leading the charge So it's not a bad movie at all, possibly not as good as the cast that's in it, you'd expect more but you never known sometime down the line this could be a new Christmas Classic. Let's see how many people stream it on Netflix.

  • Great Movie that will bring about tears.
    by Myesha Rice on 18 December 2016

    47 out of 83 people found the following review useful:

    I absolutely loved this movie. It was very touching and sometimes extremely hard to watch at times. I strongly recommend watching this movie.

    Pros: Acting was magnificent - especially Will Smith. He really captivates the audience with this one. The story line was well thought out and east to folly. Anyone could easily to relate to the situations/characters. It also had a wonderful surprise ending.

    Cons: A little on the long side I would have liked for them to have gone deeper into the 3 abstract concepts.

    You will enjoy this movie. I suggest you bring a tissue too. :-)

  • A Perfect Theme-Must be seen
    by Tolga Durudogan on 19 February 2017

    19 out of 29 people found the following review useful:

    Theme is hard, but very well processed. Scenario and acting was excellent. Movie can keep watcher's interest continuously from beginning to the end. Sections are arranged perfectly, and you don't only watch the movie only, also "feel deeply". Especially Will Smith has perfect performance.

  • Did I see the same Collateral Beauty movie?
    by Alanrad on 8 February 2017

    9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

    My wife and I really enjoyed this movie. Unlike some of the reviewers. I thought the acting was excellent, the story asked some questions, the theatre audience chuckled in the right places and people were carrying their tissues as they left the movie. So I guess for audiences (at least the audience I watched this with) - a success. Of course this more sensitive category of movie lays itself open for cynicism and I would not go to see this with a bunch of mates, but with this type of movie I try to sit back and let it gently flow. And it flowed nicely for my wife and I. And we were rewarded with what we thought was an excellent, satisfying ending. If Need For Speed is your favorite franchise this is not for you. But I would give it a chance if I were you, it's a better movie that some of the other reviewers claim but get the tissues ready.

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