What happens when a director puts out a film that you disdain? A sad day in this film critic’s world, because I found David Ayer’s “The Tax Collector” to be horribly average and lacking any sense of substance. From a guy who gave you “Training Day” and “End of Watch,” you’d think the guy couldn’t miss in the gangland world.
Co-lead Shia LaBeouf got a real tattoo, dedicated to the movie, and I couldn’t feel more sorry for such a talented guy. The movie misfired on multiple fronts and left a bad taste in my mouth. This film was the subject of my main movie review slot last week on The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon with Frank O. Pinion.
When I give a film less than three ARDs (“alright then” basically) out of four total, Frank immediately puts it on the probable not section. When you hear my rating on “The Tax Collector,” rest assured that Frank’s future plans in regards to this film aren’t promising.
Here’s the whole segment for you to relax and listen to before we do it again this afternoon.