For the first thirty or so minutes of "Collide", the movie was shaping up to be a pretty boring and familiar experience for me. The movie was taking far too much time to set up the situation, and what was unfolding was nothing I hadn't seen before in many other movies.
But then after those first thirty minutes, the movie takes a sudden turn and becomes surprisingly enjoyable. All of a sudden the movie starts delivering action and suspense, and this material is pretty well accomplished. It is basically one scene after another of the protagonist fighting off and/or fleeing his pursuers, but I have to admit that the action is choreographed and directed in a way that I was pretty pumped up. The movie also looks quite eye-catching, with its good photography and its German backdrop that adds some freshness.
Eventually, however, the movie makes a stumble near the very end, with how Anthony Hopkins' drug lord character is finally dealt with, namely in a manner that happens off-screen, cheating the viewer of seeing him directly getting his just desserts.
Despite this disappointing ending, and the first drab thirty minutes, I think the movie does deliver enough entertainment in the end. It's not a classic action movie by any means because of those aforementioned problems, but it keeps your attention if you stick with it.