Movie review: Collide crumbs audience

Anthony Hopkins pleasant highlight in dismal film

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The plot: Casey (Nicholas Hoult) meets his dream girl and decides to give up a life of working for drug smugglers.

The loyal boyfriend finds out his girlfriend, Juliette (Felicity Jones) has kidney failure and could die soon. Casey goes back to the street life one final time to steal enough money to save Juliette. Casey attempts to steal from Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins), a successful businessman who lives a double life as a drug smuggler.

After the plan fails, Casey depends on his old drug boss Geran (Ben Kingsley) to protect his girlfriend.

"Collide" is dismal. The acting is sub par. The story lacks depth and the editing is even worse.

This story is unbelievable because there is no way Casey gets away from the bad guys over and over again unless he's 007. It's just not realistic.

However, veteran actors Hopkins and Kingsley are phenomenal - as usual. They are the only proverbial glue that holds this story together.

If you miss this one; it's OK.

Collide  is rated PG-13.

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