Slick and Stylish.
Collateral is a compelling crime film that manages to have a solid beginning, a great middle, and a satisfying ending.
It has a well-written dialogue that makes you symphatize with both of the leads despite them being the complete opposite of one other. Michael Mann was able to flesh-out his characters where in you can really see how they evolve throughout the film. The portrayal of Tom Cruise as a merciless hitman and Jamie Foxx as an awkward cab driver was so believable, it is no wonder why the latter was nominated for an Academy Award.