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A Cool Dry Place Reviews

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Top Critic
October 4, 2009
The kind of plodding, conventional fare usually reserved for TV movies.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 4, 2009
Its heart is in the right place, but this sweet drama just doesn't build enough true drama from its slender premise. That said, it's not bad enough to merit the kind of stealth release its studio has imposed on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
September 8, 2004
Could have been much better with slightly tighter pacing and with less drowning in sentimentalism.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Clint Morris
November 18, 2003
Good things come in small packages
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
December 20, 2002
While the movie deals with the issues of single parenthood in a believable manner, director John N. Smith's handling borders on pedestrian.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The film devolves into trite melodrama. But on the strength of several good performances, the authenticity of emotion remains intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Offers much food for thought on single parenting and the deep ties between fathers and sons.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Amazing that with a talented cast, the movie (plot: Single father.) just sits there like a stuffed monkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Despite some solid acting by Vaughn, Potter, and Adams, there is no escaping the movie-of-the-week trappings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The gorgeous Vince Vaughn makes the most of his role as everybody's dream dad -- flaws and all -- while Bobby Moat, as his young son, is little short of miraculous.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A Cool, Dry Place is not a memorable film, but you could do a lot worse if you're looking for an honest human drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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