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Cold Creek Manor Reviews

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

The script, by Richard Jefferies, brings absolutely nothing new to the thriller table.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Another one of those movies where a demented fiend devotes an extraordinary amount of energy to setting up scenes for the camera.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 19, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The real suspense is whether we will ever get to the end of this movie.

| Original Score: D

September 23, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The ill-advised mansion purchase is just the first in an endless series of blunders in this half-baked thriller.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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There is nothing here that is too obvious that Figgis and company cannot make more obvious. Nor is any device too low for the filmmaker to eagerly stoop.

September 19, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... a good-looking thriller by an excellent director with strong performances from Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid -- yet it's oddly flat, with an exasperating plot, lots of strange turns and hardly any legitimate scares.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 22, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

At first, I thought Cold Creek was proceeding deliberately, but then I realized it's just boring.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

September 19, 2003
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

despite dead horses, crazed hicks and plagues of snakes, the only truly horrifying moment here is the hint at the end that there may be a sequel.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

January 27, 2004
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Supremely listless and scare-free nonsense.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D

May 3, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 14, 2005
Eric D. Snider

I don't think there is even one thing that happens that I didn't foresee. It's the sort of movie that makes dumb guys like me feel smart.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

September 27, 2003
Victoria Alexander

The underlining homoerotic subtext gets muddy, then washed away, in the creek.

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October 12, 2003
Kit Bowen

Cold Creek Manor is one of those cases of the trailer making it look a whole lot scarier than it actually is.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Richard Jefferies' script groans under the weight of ridiculous situations and atrocious dialogue.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

September 12, 2003
Rebecca Murray

Any chance at building tension is quickly lost when whatever predicament the family finds itself in is wrapped up in the blink of an eye.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

September 21, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Quaid does his level best with a lame character, but Stone sinks under the weight of a thankless role.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

All of the characters behave like idiots at every turn, even when the facts are staring them in the face.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1/4

September 23, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Manor trickles along unconvincingly without once dispatching any genuine sense of supreme sadistic surprises. For this revelation alone, Cold Creek Manor certainly needs to be condemned.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 27, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

One of those well-made movies that can't find the elusive element that turns a lukewarm thriller into a scorcher.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

One of those bad movies that will take its stars two good movies to recover from.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: D-

October 9, 2003
Todd McCarthy
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October 18, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)

Cold Creek Manor is a familiar revenge yarn made exceptionally moody by Figgis' mannered direction

October 1, 2003

AV Club
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September 18, 2003

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2003

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September 20, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2003
February 7, 2004

April 9, 2004

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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