Coldwater (2014)



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Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother's consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate's spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad's arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the already eroding reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Penney, Vincent Grashaw
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 17, 2014
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as Brad Lunders

as Colonel Frank Reiche...

as Gabriel Nunez

as Jonas Williams

as Josh Warrick

as Counselor Powell

as Counselor Gillis

as Dr. William Jenson

as Doris Lunders

as Billy 'Gerb'

as Counselor

as Female AJRS Inspecto...

as Chief AJRS Inspector

as Male AJRS Inspector

as Deputy Morgan

as Detective Parker

as Male Detective

as Little Boy's Father

as Little Boy

as Shackled Inmate

as Newbie Inmate

as Older Sheriff

as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Coldwater

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

The film transcends its B-movie template with realistic performances and taut direction, yet never spares the thrills.

Full Review… | September 5, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The best thing about it is its star, P.J. Boudousqué, who locates a sense of terror and betrayal that the script lacks.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

There's a compelling, perhaps important thriller to be made about dark doings at for-profit juvenile detention camps, but "Coldwater" misses the mark.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Grashaw effectively charts the unhealthy power dynamics, though he seems still to be finding his way at conceiving characters, directing actors, and establishing tone.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Grashaw has an affinity for the misdirected energies of these troubled teens and their despair in the face of their jailers' capricious punishments.

Full Review… | August 13, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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