Theatrical Release: February 24, 2017


To pay for his girlfriend’s (Jones) medical emergency while abroad, Casey (Hoult) schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster (Kingsley). After a failed attempt, he embarks across Europe on an action-packed chase in a race against time to save his girlfriend’s life from being taken by an evil drug lord (Hopkins).

Dove Review

“Collide” is a rollicking, action-packed thriller with a twist—it focuses on a man’s love for his girlfriend and the risks he takes to pay for an operation she desperately needs. Nicholas Hoult plays Casey, who is athletic and has the luck of a cat— with more lives than one could expect for the average man. A drug lord’s thugs chase after him, pursuing him in cars with guns spitting bullets. In another twist, two drug lords desperately want him—the one he is working for in order to get the large cash amount he needs for his girlfriend’s operation, and the one who he is stealing his drugs from. They will stop at nothing to apprehend him. Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley chew up the scenery as the kingpins of the drug world. Felicity Jones (“Star Wars: Rogue One”) plays the woman Casey is in love with, a beautiful woman named Juliette. And irony of ironies—she doesn’t want him to get involved with the whole drug affair.

This movie features close calls, exciting escapes, car crashes, plot twists, and a lot of energy. Due to the excessive content in a few areas, we can’t present it our Dove Seal. But the good news is—love has a real chance to win, and the criminals just might pay big time in this fast-paced, romantic movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: An unmarried couple has implied sex; passionate kissing; clothed woman straddles clothed man; a couple seen lying in bed, with man on top of the woman; a man has several women lounging with him, women dressed in just lingerie.
Language: A lot of uses of harsh language including "J", "GD" and other strong words.
Violence: A lot of action-packed violence including car crashes, cars on fire; shooting at characters; man hit with bullet and some blood seen; fist fights with blood seen on man's face; a motorcycle is purposely run into a car; a hook is used on a man's face, although it is not a graphic scene; a man is kicked over and over; several shooting scenes in a store and while people drive and while a character is chased down the street; man is cut with glass.
Drugs: Smoke seen in bar; a lot of drinking and bar scenes including the drinking of beer and Schnapps; cocaine is seen and is being sold via truck's deliveries; the mention of drug deals and drinking; a woman takes prescription drugs and she is seen getting dialysis.
Nudity: Women seen in lingerie; a woman's rear cheeks seen in lingerie; strong cleavage in a couple of scenes; shirtless man; a woman and man take tops off and a woman is seen in bra with shirtless man.
Other: Tension between characters; betrayal; a woman has a seizure and needs a kidney transplant; a man mocks the Bible, saying "No one cares, world without end—amen, hallelujah."


Company: Open Road Films
Director: Eran Creevy
Genre: Action
Runtime: 99 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter