Cold Weather Reviews

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Robert Tumas
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2011
The strange moments are patiently drawn out and sometimes beautiful, but it's tough to open a film like this without establishing a character framework to build on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 23, 2013
'Slow Cinema' at its slowest, this indie drama with comic touches is a dreary haul
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 4, 2011
It feels like you spend 96 minutes seeing the sights of Portland. This movie becomes tedious and the sluggish pace requires the viewer to have lots of patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
January 28, 2011
There is a decent story at the center of COLD WEATHER. Unfortunately, it is only about a half-hour long.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 4, 2011
"Cold Weather" is much less interested in providing a satisfying mystery than dwelling on the quirks of its aimless and awkward protagonist -- anyone unwilling to go along risks severe boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
April 17, 2011
There are a few good moments. But not enough to make the journey necessary or justify the abrupt ending.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Ambitious, if not always satisfying.
Neil Rosen
February 6, 2011
The movie completely goes off the rails.
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David Denby
New Yorker
February 7, 2011
The movie is like a butterfly half out of its cocoon, emerging with many fond looks back to the protective walls.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 16, 2011
The world's first mumblecore ''thriller" - a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
April 14, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 14, 2011
Some will respond to the film's mumbling minimalism and there is something mildly heart-warming in seeing aimless individuals gaining a sense of purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
April 15, 2011
It's an advance on Katz's other efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Express
April 15, 2011
Cold Weather is not without its charm but it really does test the patience of the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The movie is charming in spite of itself, even if you don't really care about the characters, the mystery or the resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Julian White
Little White Lies
April 14, 2011
As the practically somnambulist Doug, Lankenau has a ramshackle charm that recalls Mark Ruffalo, while Dunn does wonders with a part that has to be created mainly in reaction shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 17, 2011
Minimalist to the point of self-indulgence though admirable in its economy, Cold Weather is a very different kind of thriller. Think Brick by way of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
February 7, 2011
The key to good mystery fiction is a sense of setting and characterization. This understated, naturalistic take on the detective story gets that right.
Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
'Cold Weather' is an engaging and inventive act of genre-tweaking with no bells and whistles attached, and it represents a huge leap forward for an increasingly promising filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 11, 2011
Cold Weather is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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