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Cold Creek Manor Reviews

Todd McCarthy
Variety
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October 18, 2008

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The only things haunting this movie are cliches.

| Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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'You should've stayed in New York,' Dorff warns, long before which the audience has realized it should've stayed home to snuggle up instead with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 25, 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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 20, 2003
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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At the beginning, Cold Creek Manor almost makes you believe it could deliver all that and more. Instead, it follows the weary, well-worn path of so many contemporary scare-fests.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 20, 2003
Reilly Capps
Washington Post
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The whole thing is a waste of good professional filmmaking.

September 19, 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
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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In mechanical terms, Figgis can't seem to generate anything resembling a genuine startle or moment of suspense, and his sense of internal dramatic logic seems as cracked and flimsy as the tiling on the estate pool.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/5

September 19, 2003
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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In the end what makes Cold Creek Manor work is Figgis' pacing and attention to detail.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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Keeps us squirming for about two-thirds of its running length.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Hokum with a big-budget gloss, it's a simple, formulaic nail-biter.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The style is cold, the plot is creaky, and the cast is far too mannered.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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Cold Creek Manor is bad on purpose. It's just not bad enough.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Two-thirds of the way through, the heroes and the bad guy all start behaving with offensively unbelievable stupidity.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

September 19, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Simply banal, unless you are renovating a house and can identify with the chill that comes from signing all those expensive change orders.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | 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
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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At least it has a subtext, which is more than you can say for many big studio releases.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

September 19, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Has just enough craft to make it worth exploring.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2003
Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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It squanders eminently watchable stars Quaid and Stone on a script where any sense of mystery and suspense are corrupted by contrivance.

| Original Score: D+

September 19, 2003
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Never achieves the promise offered by a likable family, believably spooky townies and rich atmospherics.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

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
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The film is a disquieting and often very funny examination of yuppie unease in the country. The problem is, it's disguised as a dopey suspense thriller.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The movie ultimately belongs to Mr. Dorff, whose villain is as frightening as any human reptile to have slithered onto the screen in quite some time.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 18, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Writer Richard Jefferies' solid script emphasizes character and psychology over plot and provides Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone with engaging, multidimensional starring roles.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 18, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Cold Creek Manor will leave you cold. That's an easy but totally honest summation.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

September 18, 2003

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September 18, 2003
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's twinged with requisite boo scares, void of deeply complicated twists and often haphazard with basic logic.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

September 18, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The leading characters are so dumb, they deserve whatever they get.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Quaid ... caps his recent string of successes with one of the most irritating and useless movie heroes of all time.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 18, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A logical, emotionally resonant thriller.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 18, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Stone, with her dry-ice charisma, does everything that an actress should except connect to whomever she happens to be facing on screen.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 17, 2003
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