The Tax Collector

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that puts everything David loves in harm’s way.

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Film Cast:

  • David Cuervas: Bobby Soto
  • Alexis: Cinthya Carmona
  • Uncle Louis: George Lopez
  • Janet: Elpidia Carrillo
  • Creeper: Shia LaBeouf
  • Favi: Lana Parrilla
  • Lupe: Chelsea Rendon
  • Gata: Cheyenne Rae Hernandez
  • Delia: Noemi Gonzalez
  • Jazmin: Gabriela Flores
  • Victor: Rene Moran
  • Bone: Cle Shaheed Sloan
  • Necio: Lee Coc
  • Pete: Randy Gonzalez
  • Rachel: Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez
  • Psycho: Quinn Early
  • Peanut: Jay Reeves
  • Dillon: Ricardo Gonzalez
  • Negro: Brendan Schaub
  • Creepers Girlfriend: Zailee Madrigal
  • Victor’s Wife: Karrie Martin
  • Tough Father: Juan Carlos Cantu
  • Triggs: Steve Louis Villegas
  • Latina: Valentina Latyna Plascencia
  • La Chiquis: Paola Paulin
  • Grumpy: Cuete Yeska
  • The Wizard: Jimmy Smits
  • Snoopy: Noel Gugliemi
  • Casey: Aaliyah Lopez

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Production Design: Andrew Menzies
  • Makeup Effects Designer: Christopher Allen Nelson
  • Director of Photography: Salvatore Totino
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Original Music Composer: Steven Price
  • Line Producer: Todd Williams
  • Producer: Tyler Thompson
  • Stunts: Nick Hermz
  • Casting: Lindsay Graham
  • Producer: Chris Long
  • Costume Design: Kelli Jones
  • Stunts: Christopher M. Campos
  • Still Photographer: Justin M. Lubin
  • Gaffer: Orlando Hernandez
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Gregory D. Liegey
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Lisa Tutunjian
  • Script Supervisor: Kelli Marino
  • Stunts: Craig Frosty Silva
  • Steadicam Operator: Will Arnot
  • Stunt Coordinator: Robert Alonzo
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Yvan Lucas
  • Sound: Lisa Pinero
  • Art Direction: Christopher Brown
  • Pyrotechnician: Ian O’Connor
  • Associate Editor: Angela Latimer
  • Key Grip: John D. Miller
  • First Assistant Director: Dan Katzman
  • Executive Producer: Maurice Fadida
  • Art Direction: Victor Capoccia
  • Casting Associate: Raylin Sabo
  • Editor: Geoffrey O’Brien
  • Associate Producer: Anthony Matthew Scott
  • Unit Production Manager: Melanie Wagor
  • Production Assistant: Kelly Finn
  • Executive Producer: Mark Strome
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marcus Taormina
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert Dierx
  • Camera Operator: Lucas Deans
  • Lighting Technician: Lauren Ussery
  • Casting Assistant: Patty Rhinehart
  • Lighting Technician: Kevin J. Miller
  • Best Boy Electric: Kevin Perry
  • Extras Casting: Shannon Avalos
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Allie Venrick
  • Set Costumer: Sarah Wachel
  • Drone Operator: Travis Geske
  • Second Assistant Camera: Kyler Jae
  • Dailies Operator: Dylan S. Buser
  • Dailies Manager: Stephen Ceci
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Francesco Sauta
  • First Assistant Camera: Andrae Crawford
  • Second Assistant Camera: Liam A. Miller

Movie Reviews:

  • JPV852: I like David Ayer. Based on interviews and his social media postings, seems like a cool guy. As a filmmaker, he’s hit or miss ranging from some really solid action-thrillers like U-571, End of Watch and Fury to the poorly made flicks such as Sabotage (though has its moments) and Suicide Squad (which I’ve soured on over the years).

    His latest, the second one straight-to-streaming following Bright, is The Tax Collector, seemingly aspiring to be some sort of modern day Godfather. The editing here is rather bad, acting was mixed with Shia LaBeouf shining brightest to the point I wish the movie was about his character while Bobby Soto has some okay scenes but in the lead, never quite works. And the writing, also by Ayer, was shoddy (shows Training Day was all about Washington’s performance than the story or dialogue).

    I wanted to really like this film. It had potential and starts off well enough, but after meandering for the first hour or so, doesn’t really get off the ground once a story actually kicks in. By the end, despite trying to have some emotional scenes, and a finale that was supposed to be kick ass, never could rebound from all of the other shortcomings. **2.5/5**

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