Cold Comes The Night

2014

Cold Comes The Night (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Despite strong performances from Bryan Cranston and Alice Eve, Cold Comes the Night is undone by a series of illogical plot twists.

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A dangerous criminal Bryan Cranston) takes a desperate hotel owner (Alice Eve) and her young daughter (Ursula Parker) hostage in a last-ditch effort to retrieve his missing cash from a corrupt cop in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from writer/director Tze Chun (Children of Invention). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Cold Comes The Night

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"Cold Comes the Night" provides Eve with an opportunity to showcase yet another side of her talent.

Jan 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A bland and preposterous thriller in which Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston play unlikely partners in crime.

Jan 10, 2014 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

A tense little thriller that provides juicy roles for its deft lead actors, Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston, as well as some well-played action and several neat twists.

Jan 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Cold Comes the Night is a serviceable low-budget thriller with a pair of strong lead performances and intermittently suspenseful scenes.

Jan 9, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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It's hard not to be impatient with a movie as openly lazy as "Cold Comes the Night," which is redeemed only by its performances.

Jan 9, 2014 | Full Review…

Cranston, in a fake beard and dark glasses, seems to be enjoying his goofy act. Trouble is, this isn't the kind of movie in which goofy earns goodwill.

Jan 9, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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Sometimes the fight of your life comes in the dead of night. Good Film! Entertaining little movie. I can't come to any major complain in general. It was watchable and involving, had a very good pace and a convincing role of the lead criminal. Acting was fine. I also found the movie somehow natural and charming. Cold Comes the Night kept me tense and engaged all the way through. The characters were refreshingly multi-layered and the cinematography was fantastic. A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

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Tze Chun follows the money in Cold Comes the Night.

This 90 minute crime drama flows at a slower, yet steady pace to reach its conclusion. The plot details reveal enough, but at the same time leaves a sense of mystery, and this is where this picture thrives, all the while leaving things to the imagination.

Far from an action movie, it does have its share of violence. It wouldn't be a crime drama without it; however, the R-rated material is equally due to the language as it is the blood content.

Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston put up some "cold" performances, which is what this film is going for. The latter is great to watch with his Polish accent. Logan Marshall-Green provides the more livelier of performances that works well in contrast to the two leads.

Cold Comes the Night isn't perfect, but in the end it is a recommendable crime drama.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

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