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The Cold Light of Day

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

September 07, 2012 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Mabrouk El Mechri

Starring :

Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Joseph Mawle, Caroline Goodall, Oscar Jaenada, Rafi Gavron, Jim Piddock, Veronica Echegui, Michael Budd

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C-

“..so boringly it winds up with no identity at all..”
by Clark Collis [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 4

“..is so bland that even something bitter would have been preferable to this flavorless mass of celluloid..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
1.5 of 4

“..a poor imitation of the best "Bourne" films, it's confusing, illogical, with plot lapses and continuity blunders..”
by Roger Moore [McClatchy-Tribune News Service]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Neil Smith [Total Film]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [LA Times]

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“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
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