The Cold Light of Day Reviews

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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Charles Gant
Variety
January 22, 2013
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 14, 2012
Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2012
The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 9, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 7, 2012
A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 7, 2012
Defined by needless, frenetic exertion in lieu of anything resembling inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2012
Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 7, 2012
This isn't great cinema, or even a movie you'll remember four hours later, but as stupid thrill rides go, it's smart enough to show you a good time.
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Guy Lodge
Time Out
April 10, 2012
It all boils down to a series of riotously extended showdowns between Cavill and Weaver...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5