David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are”tax collectors” to get The offense lord Wizard, collecting his cut out of the proceeds of neighborhood gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters to him than anything else: his family.
It is really hard to Watch The Tax Collector and not think that David Ayer would like to make his own offense saga that strikes similar notes to Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy.
Again, the topics of family and loyalty have been built right into the narrative of David (Bobby Soto), a”tax collector” who we follow as he makes his rounds collecting from several members of the gang he works for. Along with fellow collector/dear buddy Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), David attempts to navigate household life and gang lifestyle, with unforeseen consequences regularly presenting themselves.
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Running time of just 95 minutes, The Tax Collector is eager to handle so many aspects of David’s personality in its compact bundle. That is sadly insufficient time to address each of the various themes that David Ayer assembles into his script, however, which leaves the end result as a bit scattershot.
While Ayer does not have any issue mimicking the structure and thematic fabric of The Godfather in The Tax Collector, it sadly doesn’t take the time to construct that specific venture outside to its fullest capacity. There’s also a problem with the movie’s editing, as scenes will cut back and forth in time as they play out on screen, which merely makes pieces of the adventure confusing,
Initial launch: 7 August 2020 (USA)
Director: David Ayer
Music was written by Michael Yezerski
Producers: David Ayer, Tyler Thompson, Matthew Antoun, Chris Long