The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Average Rating: 2.6/10
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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Average Rating: 2.6/5
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Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run. -- (C) Summit Entertainment
Sep 7, 2012 Wide
Jan 29, 2013
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Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks.
Charging $10 for this movie is criminal; vouchers and letters of apology should be handed out at the exit for those stalwart viewers who stick it out to the end.
Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.
A poorly-directly and terribly-executed mess of a motion picture that should have been left in the dark.
An unnecessary but inoffensive espionage thriller that you have to assume was an inch away from going straight to DVD.
... the kind of shoddy, low-rent stinker the robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 used to enjoy ripping to shreds.
Sigourney Weaver, who last year suffered the indignity of backing up Taylor Lautner -- Taylor Lautner, for God's sake -- in the daft Abduction, now finds herself essaying the role of the villain in another action flick that's nearly as dopey.
Fans of inane and/or unnecessary expositional dialogue will have a field day. Everyone else can Netflix Hudson Hawk and forget to watch it, thus having more fun than anyone who shells out $10.50 for this tedious stinker.
The Cold Light of Day is an appropriately named action drama. It generates very little heat or light.
An average suspense thriller made a little better by a no holds barred performance from Sigourney Weaver
If you were to look up the word "generic" in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of this film's poster right next to it.
[Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience.
A perfunctory chase movie that drops in its tracks long before it reaches what's supposed to pass for a rousing climax.
Rather than defining those twists and turns with sharp punctuation, director Mabrouk El Mechri turns them into gentle speed bumps, making the film barely interesting rather than exhilarating
If you are a Willis or Weaver completist then just wait until cable for this lifeless and uninspired waste.
Defined by needless, frenetic exertion in lieu of anything resembling inspiration.
Audience Reviews for The Cold Light of Day
- Will Shaw: Wait! hold it,hold it,no,no.Look,the guy who shot my father was shooting at me half-way across the sea.
- Will Shaw: Mom! Mom! Mom! I can't put him on the phone. They killed him!
- Lucia: I was not your father's lover... but my mother was!
- Jean Carrack: You're scared, and scared people holding guns in my face... that scares me.
- Will Shaw: Tranquilo, tranquilo.
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